Elena was born in Ulan-Ude, a city in the Russian Far East. Later, with her family, she moved to Ukraine where she received professional training in art and architecture. Elena completed art school in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, and received a bachelor degree and degree in architecture. After a 15-year career as an architect, she turned her full attention to painting. In 2013, Elena moved to the United States and began working full time as an artist.
Elena's favorite subjects to paint are people with their personalities, moods, thoughts, and favorite things. She works with different mediums such as oil and watercolor paints, etching and linoleum block printing.
Awarded Finalist in the Commissioned Portrait Category in the 2019 Members Only Competition of The Portrait Society of America
Certificate of Excellence 2019 International Portrait Competition of The Portrait Society of America
Honorable Mention The International Biennial Portrait Competition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art
Select 50 2018 International Portrait Competition of The Portrait Society of America
Awarded an Emerging Artist Scholarship to participate in the 4 Bridges Art Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee.