The Communicator -Elaine Harris

Elaine Harris is a remarkable woman. Born blind and now almost totally deaf, she managed a successful career as a broadcaster (for ABC radio and other outlets) before retiring last year and is regularly published.

I have painted her in her favourite place – at her desk communicating to the world through her various braille devices. I have painted her as she is best recognised, her head up, a small smile on her face as she talks with her fingers.

Elaine lives in Burnie Tasmania with her very supportive husband Chris and her wonderful seeing eye dogs.