Elena has been drawn to creating art her whole life. After immigrating to Canada as a teenager, she started high school with very minimal understanding of the English Language and art was something that made her feel like she belonged. Visual Arts, photography and sculpture classes were her safe- haven from confusion, sadness and worry.
As a young adult, she ventured down a few different career paths but ultimately the universe always led her back to creativity and expression through painting.
Currently, the medium that stole her heart is Encaustic, an ancient art form created using a combination of beeswax and damar resin.
Elena marries her inspiration to music and her emotions are expressed in gestural abstraction. The work is intuitive and every piece is discovered organically. Her paintings are energetic, ethereal and are rich in visual and tactile expression. With every layer of wax, pigment and shellac you see texture, depth and luminosity.
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