Eileen Goldenberg has been a working artist in the Tampa area for over thirty years. Her paintings and other works are widely collected here and elsewhere. Her paintings on canvas and board have been commissioned by individuals and organizations and have graced book and magazine covers.
Eileens functional art is painted in a style that goes beyond decorative painting into a more illustrative realm. In both cases, her vibrant, whimsical work often has a story to tell and is meant to invite you into a world of imagination and a positive, life-affirming point of view.
Eileen has participated in many of Tampas Community Art based projects, and has been commissioned by Hillsborough County for several Public Art pieces. She has created signature pieces for many Charities and Organizations including Headstart Foundation, Friendship Trailbridge, Museum Of Science and Industry fundraisers, Stageworks Theatre and Cystic Fibrosis. In 1996, Eileen*s signature piece for Art For Life- Jugglervein brought a record breaking $15,000.
In January 2006, a collaboration with James E. Tokely, the Poet Laureate for the City Of Tampa, was installed on the Park Tower building in downtown Tampa. This 65ft X45Ft canvas will hang for two years, and replaced Eileens previous building wrap, United Face of America. Her latest projects are participating in EXPOSE: the Public Art of Westshore, Manatee Menagerie, Reflections of Courage (for the Holocaust Museum) and Painted Violins (for the Florida Orchestra)
Currently, Eileen is working on her dream of writing and illustrating a childrens book, and is happy to say that she has been offered a contract. Look for Pinkie McCloud and How She Saved Balooze in spring of 2008.
Eileen feels fortunate that- through her art-she has been able to give back to her community and has touched people in the process.