Sturdy realism conveys a moving vision...Perhaps the most lucid and decisive paintings here are by Eleanor Day of Philadelphia, who offers intense imaginary visions of women’s lives today... (Victoria Donahue, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Recent Reviews of Eleanor's Work:

Day’s painting is clearly a woman’s artwork, engaging the senses with heavy perfumes from fertile flowers, warm glowing candlelight and the nurturing female touch. (Marie Flower, Chestnut Hill Local)

Especially interesting—and controversial—is Eleanor Day’s striking oil "Pope Benedict, why hast thou forsaken us?", which evokes something of Day’s familiar narrative images, but with a sharper edge. Pictured against the framework of a cross are seven young women of today, subbing for seven widely revered saints. Here Day’s highly resonant figure art enters a new stage, mellow depth of feeling for better recognition of women as role models pervades this painting. (Philadelphia Inquirer)


Irises #2, 2019, oil on canvas, 16"x20", $1,200
Art of the Flower: The Philadelphia Sketch Club
A virtual exhibition from April 25th – May 25th
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A Child’s Brief Refuge, 24”x48”, oil on canvas, $2,900.00


Eleanor will be participating in
78th Annual Show: Cheltenham Center for the Arts
April 11-May 7, 2021
Reception: April 11, 2021
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Young Woman in Head Scarf, 18”x22” oil on canvas, 2020 $2,000.00
Images of Mt. Airy’s Day may stay with you for years
I could not help notice when passing Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, One E. Gravers Lane, that they are currently exhibiting the works of Mt. Airy artist Eleanor Day (and other artists), one of my favorite local artists who is as interesting as she is talented. Her almost photographic, brightly colored representations of people and nature…
(Chestnut Hill Local)


“Mother and Sons”, 38”x36”, oil on canvas $4,500.00 (A percentage of the proceeds will go towards the boys’ college tuition.)
Eleanor will be participating in
First Friday with PAFA Alumni
Opening Reception: March 6, 5-8 pm
Borelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery
March 6-31

"Preyed Upon", 2019, 34"x34", oil on canvas, $2,900.00
Embodiment: Figure in Art
Third Street Gallery
610 3rd St.
Phila., PA 19147
Opening reception Friday, January 24, 5-9:00pm
Exhibit runs through March 22, 2020
“A Pause in the Journey”, 46”x 32”, oil on canvas, 2019, $3,500.00
“2019 Art of the State”
State Museum of Pennsylvania
Rewards Ceremony: June 23, 1:30pm
June 23 – September 8, 2019

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