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Hello! My name is Elena and I am an Artist based in Bristol, UK.

I like to explore a range of media within my work and I am enthusiastic about learning new techniques and skills. My work is often playful and energetic with a focus on character, colour and humour. I am influenced by Television, Science Fiction, mythology, nature and History. 

I am a freelance workshop facilitator and host art workshops; often working with young people and vulnerable groups. I have worked with Our Creative Community, Streams Learning Hub and the RWA.

I regularly sell at markets in and around Bristol; and currently selling work in Paper Tales in Sparks and Five Acre Farm shop in the Tobacco Factory.

Contact:

To keep up to date with my workshops, markets and events, follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haywardelena/

To contact me about commissions, sales and enquiries email elenahaywardillustration@outlook.com

Published Work:

Vague Zine, 2017

Stir Magazine, 2018

Serial Killers, Pizza Eaters, 2018

Paper Darts Volume 8, 2019 

Paper Darts, Various Articles, 2019

Flamboyance of Flamingos, Various Articles, 2020

Honest History, A Postal History Service, 2021

Arktic Lime, Folklore, Dry Scales Sea tails, 2022

Events:

Breakthrough Art Fair, Bristol, May and December 2018

Garota Hacker Fashion Project, Bristol, December 2019

Patchmaking workshop, Bristol, January 2023

Better Events, Broadmead Market, Bristol October 2023, Summer 2024

Better Events, St Mary Redcliffe Tree Fest, Bristol, December 2023

Future Leap Market, Bristol, October and December 2023

Tobacco Factory Market, Bristol, February, March, June 2024

St Nicholas' Market, Bristol, June 2024

Competitions: 

Shortlisted for 'Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter' at the RWA, Poster Competition, 2016

Winner of Brexit Comic Competition by Graphic News, 2017

Exhibitions:

Give Me Some Space Exhibition, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, 2017

The Brexhibition, UWE Bristol, 2017

Degree Show, UWE Bristol, 2017

Break A Lead Exhibition, Hoxton Arches, London 2017

UpFest, Bristol, 2018

People's Art Fair, PRSC, Bristol 2022

Making the City Home, RWA, Bristol 2023

Also Artists, RWA, Bristol 2023

Featured:
AOI (Association of Illustrators) Blog, 2017

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