ABOUT ELAINE RADER'S JOURNEY.....
I was born and raised on Riverside Drive in New York City, by two wonderful parents, Edith and Paul Rader. My father was a professional artist and surrounded me with artistic expression. I found my first love in the art of dance and was fortunate to have trained at Juilliard and then the School of American Ballet, the New York City Ballet Company's school, where I was introduced to the rigors and disciplines of competitive dance.
Taking a break from the artistic world, landed me in Miami and in the banking industry where I soon found myself searching again for a creative outlet. I found creating my jewelry and nurturing this talent required the solace of nature that I found in the mountains of North Georgia, where I lived in a wonderful cabin on a river for 25 years. After years of a long distance relationship, I moved and now enjoy time in the mysterious character land of Mississippi and New Orleans which also influences my work. I believe I will one day again return to the mountains that still call me, but for now I am enjoying where I am.
As to the future of my craft, I have stopped selling through art shows and now sell exclusively through my website, which is giving me more time to create.
Thank you for your support as I continue my journey !