Elena’s artwork is represented in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and internationally and in several galleries including Hamilton Island Art Gallery on the Great Barrier Reef. With a unique style of painting that does not restrict itself to one genre, Elena enjoys experimenting with different techniques and mediums in an exploration of subject matter – from traditional landscapes, still life, botanical illustration and seascapes through to contemporary compositions and abstracts. Elena finds inspiration in the colours, textures and patterns of the natural world and her style celebrates attention to detail. Elena’s artwork connects with her audience on deep emotional levels and transforms homes with its calming presence.
Elena is a regular contributor of articles and painting demonstrations to numerous art publications such as ‘Australian Artist’ magazine in Australia and ‘Leisure Painter’ in the UK. Her artwork has been featured in lifestyle magazines such as ‘Ocean’ and ‘Honestly Woman’, tourism magazines including ‘Hotelier Maldives’, and she has written art related features for home decorating publications such as ‘Modern Home’, ‘Home Ideas’ and ‘My Home’ magazines in Australia. For 8 years, Elena was also a writer of inspirational articles for fine artists in the American business magazine ‘Professional Artist’.
As a trained teacher with a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Adult Education, Elena’s painting workshops are in high demand. She is an international tutor with regular artist residencies in beautiful places all over the world including Hamilton Island, Fiji, Tahiti, Bora Bora, The Maldives and Norfolk Island.
Elena was a finalist in Sydney Business Review’s “Business Woman of the Year 2006”. She is a member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists.
In December 2015, Elena’s first book was published titled “Survival Guide for Artists: How to Thrive in the Creative Arts”. An empowering book for all creative people wanting to live the life of their dreams. Paperback available from Book section of this website and e-book available via Amazon.