Elaine Duncan – 100 Paintings Saved!

After fire ravaged the Fairfield, Iowa, building containing her art studio in November of 2011, artist Elaine Duncan at first believed all 700 of the drawings and paintings she stored there had perished. Two weeks later workers clearing debris from the building unearthed a soggy surprise. Last week I interviewed Elaine; my article about the miraculous recovery of 100 of her paintings and her efforts to repair the smoke and water damage they sustained will appear in the February issue of The Iowa Source.

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Elaine Duncan with Recovered Art Work