Elena is a professional visual artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta.
Her work has featured in shows in Canada and Europe and can be found in many private collections. Her interest in drawing and painting began in early childhood, and she was accepted into art school at age eight. Elena has more than 15 years of classical art training in school, college and Academy of Fine Arts in Europe.
Elena's painting style can best be described as imaginative realism, and she has a special passion for portrait and figurative painting.
''Painting is more than my passion; it is my way of living life. I cannot imagine a day passing when I am not expressing myself artistically through my paintings, drawings or sculptures."