Eleanor Greaves Sutherland works mostly in oils, charcoal, and gouache. She enjoys the challenge of diverse subject matter: still life, landscape, figurative compositions, and interiors. Her grandmother, Very Barbour Thrower, an artist in her own right and a contemporary of Marie Hull, taught her and her siblings to draw and paint when they were very young. Her more serious study began at around age 16, when she apprenticed privately with artist Ken Marlow for approximately four years, and then went on to apprentice with renowned painter Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia. She was an assistant instructor at The Art Student's League in New York city, and after returning to Mississippi taught briefly at Saint Andrew's Episcopal school before deciding to embark on a solo career as a full-time painter. She has shown in local galleries, as well as showing at The Lauren Rogers Museum Of Art, and was represented by the Cole Pratt gallery in New Orleans for many years. She has done many commissioned works over the years, and is represented in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. She now lives near Flora with her husband, Jim, and their four children.