Marianne Mitchell opened Elaina's Custom Framing & Fine Art Gallery in 1997. She attended Montgomery County Community College studying art concepts and art history when she began her art career at Heisman Fine Arts Gallery as an art consultant. She extended her education at Philadelphia Textiles specifically studying design elements.
Marianne is a self-employed entrepreneur and has been since the mid '80s. She has opened several art consulting and design businesses. She has traveled extensively throughout the country with her mother, mentor and best friend Elaina. Marianne named the gallery after her mother who inspired her to continue this career path and open her own custom framing and art gallery.