Elaine's CV can be viewed here.
I was born in Malta in 1960, married in 1997 and completed a Masters in Baroque Studies in 1999, having settled in the UK the previous year.
2008: joined Monsignor Michael Buckley’s El Shaddai, a Christian movement for inner healing and peace and volunteered to promote it, by knocking on doors and distributing posters.
2009: joined Facebook and 2011 set up www.facebook.com/linktoelshaddai/
2013: visited the Holy Land, with members of my local Catholic Church
2015: Began a portfolio of drawings and cartoons, beginning with the Healing of a Woman with An Issue of Blood, and following through with more cartoons from the New Testament comic (formerly the Jesus comic)
2016: during a visit to Malta in February (before the feast of St Paul Shipwrecked) whilst visiting my father Anthony, who sadly died on that very feast day, 10 February 2016 (Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck), I drew the St Paul cartoons and launched www.facebook.com/pg/missiernasanpawl/photos/
2017: On the 8 September 2016, which is Our Lady’s Birthday (celebrated in Malta as Our Lady of Victories) I launched the www.facebook.com/Thejesuscomic.com which I have since renamed 'The New Testament Comic,' which can be found at www.facebook.com/MaryPeterPaulandJohn/ Also, during this year, started taking Life Drawing at Beacon Centre, Blackburn College, under the tutelage of artist Peter Layzell
2018: I went to my St Pio prayer group, was given Messenger of St Anthony magazine by the nuns who run the prayer group, and having read Lucy Crabtree’s interview during which she mentioned the Society of Catholic Artists, decided to join.
I work in private healthcare, living with and managing my husband, a consultant psychiatrist, and with our African Grey parrot, Pickle a feathered standup comedian, I'm an advocate of healthcare, human rights, not least doctors’, nurses’ rights. I owe a debt to St Anthony, my late father’s patron, through whose good offices, I found the advert for the Society of Catholic artists, to St Pio, to St Francis of Assisi, and to the memory of Monsignor Michael Buckley (died October 2016), to whom I showed the cartoons and who, on seeing them, suggested I write a book.