About Elena

My works  are inspired by colour in a kind of mix, a cocktail that includes elements from photography, sculpture and painting. Whether it’s painting on canvas or silk, I’ve always experimented with new materials and techniques to add different dimensions to my works. I get joy from light and colour and aspire to share this with any person who takes an interest in my works and by capturing their attention my works can create pleasure. In addition to the palette and juxtapostion of colours, often  a distinctive feature of my works is the inclusion of whimsical patterns and ornaments with which I aspire to convey some thoughts as well as mood within my paintings. Ultimately, this is my task as an artist:- to paint the world in bright colours and patterns and create joy in another’s mind.

Education

2007 – 2010 Salford University, Salford UK :- Visual Arts BA(Hons.)

2005 – 2007 Mancat (Manchester College), Manchester UK:-Foundation Course Visual Art

1983 – 1990 Moscow University, Moscow Russia:-Domestic and Industrial Architecture

1979 – 1983 Moscow Technology College, Moscow Russia

Exhibitions

Elena’s works have been included in the following recent exhibitions:-

2008 Emerging Artists Series, group exhibition.

2009 Cow Gallery Manchester, Painting and Sculpture.

2009 Macerate Art Academy Italy, ‘ Terra Crutta-Terra Cotta’, Painting and Sculpture.

2010 Museum, ‘Narrative Salford’

2010 Russian Centre, ‘Russian with Love’, Painting.

2010 Comalford Mmercial Gallery ‘Brit Art’ group exhibition, Photograph.

2011 Sheffield Open Art Exhibition

2011 St Gemma’s Hospice, the annual Leeds Art Exhibition

2012 Stockport Art Gallery

2012 St Gemma’s Hospice, the annual Leeds Art Exhihbition

2012 Didsbury Pasonage Trust, Personal Art Exhibition

2012 Didsbury Perks and Resource Centre

2013-19 St Gemma’s Hospice, the annual Leeds Art Exhibition

2017-2019  Great Sheffield Art Show