After a trip to the Whitsundays with five friends, I wanted a painting to commemorate our trip. I couldn't find quite what I wanted in the gallery and, having been a previous buyer of one of Elena’s paintings, I contacted her to commission a piece that would accurately reflect the people and places that made this trip so special. Elena was quick to respond, and we got to work on the brief. After some dialogue, Elena drew a sketch for me to check the proposed layout for the painting. She outlined every step of the process, made it very easy for me, and kindly worked around some important timings I had. Elena was so diligent with her communication, keeping me updated at every key milestone. Elena truly exceeded my expectations. The artwork arrived quickly – an original painting for me and five framed prints of the artwork to gift to my friends who accompanied me on the trip. The painting is just beautiful and wonderfully captures a core memory. A piece to be treasured forever. Thank you so much Elena for sharing your gift.
I have just completed your lovely cockatoo jigsaw puzzle. It’s so well made and with interestingly shaped pieces. It's too beautiful to break up, so I have mounted and displayed it in an alcove in a wall. I've done many puzzles in my time, and I must say QPuzzles are excellent quality.
Since refurbishing our place on Hamo last year, we had been trying to source a suitable artwork to compliment the name of the villa, "Ripples". Dad loved the sound of the lapping water, with the ebb and flow of the tide, hence the name. When we visited Hamilton Island Art Gallery, we found the perfect painting and we were thrilled to also meet the artist, Elena Parashko, who was the artist in residence. So lovely!
It looks amazing in this set up! I love the texture. It didn't take long (one day!) for it to make an appearance at one of our installs.
Wow! Thank you Elena. I’ll have a big smile waking to this every morning!
We are absolutely delighted with our set of three paintings, ‘Summer all Year Round’, in our penthouse foyer next to Glenelg Beach. It’s an amazing experience every time we open our front door!
Wow!!! We are SO DELIGHTED and absolutely BLOWN AWAY by this piece! Thank you SO incredibly much! It is exactly what we had imagined... but better! I love the heart reef, and the incredible detail you've managed to achieve in Hardy Reef is just amazing. We are so thrilled with your work and we both love it! Thank you so much for creating this for us!
Wow, it's beautiful! I feel like I'm on the beach. Well done .... you have an amazing talent. It has been the best creative experience being part of the whole commissioning process. Thank you so much.
I think your painting 'Tropical Waters' is truly remarkable and is exactly what folk see when they go to the reef. I don’t generally buy paintings (I prefer photography) but your painting was so outstanding, I knew I would live with regret if I didn’t take it home with me. I have since put it on my bedroom wall so it is the first thing I see when I wake up. It reminds me of the wonderful holiday I had with my daughters but also how much I love the sea. Many thanks - it's truly beautiful.
When I first saw your painting ‘Interlude’ I was so taken by the calmness and felt instantly drawn to it. I went back several times to see it before leaving the gallery to tell my husband about it, and within the hour, we were back to buy it. It was shipped from Hamilton Island and is now hanging in my conservatory/dining room in England. So many times I’ve found myself just lost in the rippling waves. With all that’s going on in the world at the moment, it helps me with my anxiety.
We both absolutely adore our painting of Queenstown! We can't get over how amazing it is and the amount of detail. We cannot thank you enough for the thought and effort that went into painting this for us from our photo. Thanks for being amazing to work and looking forward to working with you again!
Thank you so much from both of us for creating such a personalised piece of artwork that will bring great joy and meaning to our lives as it hangs proudly in our home. You have been amazing throughout the whole commissioning process. We would love to eventually meet you in person someday. Keep up the good work and we now look forward to 'Better Together' arriving.
I fell in love with the tranquility of the painting 'Mirage'. The tones are restful and give a sense of peace. I love how the waves gently lap at the shoreline and I also love the gentleness of the horizon. It just makes me want to be there in the painting! 'Mirage' will have pride of place in my home. Elena, you have a gift and you are definitely making a positive difference in the world through your art. Thank you!
I don't have the words. This painting is truly beyond what I expected. It's breathtaking. And the detail - wow! It made me cry. I can't stop looking at this painting of my three daughters. You have an incredible talent. And the girls are just beside themselves. They feel like celebrities! Thank you so much!
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre commissioned a special themed piece from Elena Parashko for the charity’s ‘ROCKINC’ fundraiser at Rod Laver Arena in 2006. It stood out from a vast array of auctioned works and delighted the charity.
The APF Group recently completed its new corporate headquarters. As part of this move it was decided that it would be ideal to enhance our large and expensive fit-out with a series of paintings. However, a few considerations required thought. First, the artworks needed to be originals. Second, the fit-out would take approximately 2-3 months to complete, and we wanted the artworks to be ready at the same time as completion of the office. This meant that the exact nature, size and colour of each individual painting had to be determined beforehand, without the area where they would finally be located, actually being built yet. I had no prior experience with any aspect of art; other than to know a good painting when I saw one. Dimension, colours, perspective etc were well beyond my skills. With this in mind, we contacted Elena Parashko. I am very pleased to say that after our initial discussion and her consistent liaison with myself and our office manager, Elena assumed control of the project, from start to finish. The project was completed on time and within budget. More importantly, clients have commented on how well the entire environment has been blended together via Elena’s paintings. The APF Group has absolutely no hesitation in recommending Elena for any art project.
Elena’s painting of Rainbow Beach evokes many childhood memories for me. The picture perfectly captures the spirit of the place – I not only instantly recognized the physical characteristics – Double Island Point and the wonderful coloured sands - but also the feel and special light of Rainbow Beach. The picture was a perfect present for my parents, who still live in the Queensland Hinterland near Rainbow Beach. Elena’s website allowed me to view her fine collection of artwork categorised by subject – Elena’s seascapes are my personal favourite. Once I ordered the painting online, it was delivered promptly. I look forward to my next purchase.
Earlier this year I purchased the painting ‘Missing You‘. It provides me with much pleasure as I sit and gaze at it for hours. I find my eyes and thoughts constantly drawn to it when in my lounge room and the memories come flooding back. I think in our lives we have all been there, in that painting, and the feelings that it generates within. I would just like to thank you.
As I am familiar with the high quality of Elena's artwork, having already purchased several paintings, I recently commissioned a small painting as a special gift for a friend. Elena was very helpful during the process and included the range of elements that I wanted to be reflected in the artwork. Once I saw the final product I was quite moved as she had managed to not only capture the natural beauty of the subject but also gave it a soul of its own. In my view ‘Shelluxations’ is an astoundingly beautiful piece that can truly be treasured.
When we saw Elena’s artwork quite some time ago, we immediately considered her to produce a painting of our family’s homestead. Well that time came, and we must say we all are truly impressed and completely satisfied with the painting we commissioned. Elena’s ability to capture the essence of what the home means to our family is beyond belief. She is a truly talented artist, applying detail and technique to the reality of the photo taken of the home and surrounding property. Putting it simply, no photo can match the authenticity Elena created in the piece, bringing out a lifetime of treasured memories captured in still life on canvas for us to look at and admire for many years to come. It will pass through our family with much pride.
Elena’s paintings are fabulous. They are idyllic and manage to capture and emanate a serene and harmonious atmosphere. I love being one of Elena’s first collectors and I hope to buy many more of her scenic artworks
We needed a work of art for a large wall in our newly renovated open plan house and Elena was recommended to us by our interior designer. Elena was shown a couple of photos of where the painting would hang and given a brief and some suggested colours to incorporate into the painting. We wanted it to be abstract and quite stunning as it would be seen from several different rooms. Elena painted a postcard sized sample and from this we were able to give her the go ahead to commence our new work of art which she named ‘Silent Kisses’. We liked being able to keep in touch with Elena by email and she was kind enough to give us updates on how our creation was going. We loved the name Elena gave the painting so much that we asked to have it incorporated on the actual artwork, and she was very happy to oblige. She obviously cares about her work and her clients. We are really delighted with the finished work. It brings the bare wall to life and it is one of the first things guests see as they walk through the front door. ‘Silent Kisses’ was painted especially for us and our newly renovated home and we couldn't be happier!
We were told of Elena's artwork and checked her website. The painting we wanted was for a very narrow wall dividing two large sliding windows. We had a very basic idea of what we wanted, namely a view of North Head (which is the view from the adjoining windows). We provided Elena with a reference photograph of the scene but Elena correctly advised that including all the surrounding trees and buildings would make a narrow (40cm) painting too busy. She suggested a view from the beach below. The finished painting ‘North Head from Chinaman's’ is exactly what we wanted. Her treatment of the various textures of sand as the waves break on the beach is extraordinary. It looks magnificent hanging beside the actual view, and we couldn’t be happier.
I first heard of Elena Parashko as an active and well-respected member of our local community and was impressed by the paintings she exhibited at the local primary school art exhibition. She is also a well-known artist who exhibits at several galleries. When my 8 year old son wanted to do art classes I went straight to Elena as I had received good reports from others regarding her teaching. My son enjoys his lessons and is progressing well. He is also learning other skills such as patience and attention to detail. I was amazed to see Elena’s gallery and was very impressed by the quality of work on display. I commissioned Elena to create an artwork and she was able to work closely with me to produce a piece which specifically suited a particular room in our house. We are very pleased with the result and it hangs proudly in our drawing room.
Your paintings are beautiful and have brightened up our offices and subsequently our days. They look fabulous. Everyone has been really impressed, especially with the one outside the two boardrooms. That space was so bare, but you have really brought it to life.
After commissioning Elena to paint a floral composition, we were provided with detailed sketches for us to choose from and were kept informed throughout the process with ongoing communication. We chose the subject of Calla Lilies and with Elena’s added artistic influence, she brought the painting to life. We were extremely happy with the final product. So much so, that we asked Elena to produce another painting to compliment the first.
Elena was kind enough to display her work ‘Mariner’s Journey’ in our new architect designed display home. The painting is located in the entry foyer of the home and it is the first point of sight as you enter. The painting has drawn a great appreciation from all who visit and it truly makes the entry foyer of this home simply stunning.
My Bird of Paradise paintings are in full bloom. I am constantly inspired by them. Truly one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.
We just got back in town and picked up our painting from the post office today. We absolutely LOVE it!!! The colors are perfect and the palm leaves on the sides are exactly the right touch! You are our favorite artist, by far!! Thank you so much for working with us to create the perfect piece for our home!! We will cherish it forever! We will certainly send you a picture once we get it framed and hung!
My painting ‘An Affair of the Heart’ takes pride of place in my kitchen/dining room. I still love your painting as much as when I first saw it in Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and every day it gives me a little bit of peace, serenity and joy. I had been looking for the right painting for a long time to go in that place. I knew I would find it if I was patient. I just had to go to Australia and see your work and there it was! Everyone who sees it loves it too and admires your skill and the natural essence you have captured. They can't believe it's an artwork not a photo!