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 Film, Television, Science Fiction and History; the odder the better. The combination of the surreal and the mundane is a reoccurring theme in my work; and my work often features Monsters, Myths and Aliens.
I co-created Breakthrough Art Fair; as a way for inexperienced Artists to sell their work and meet other creatives. Our goal with Breakthrough is to be inclusive, affordable and diverse; creating a friendly atmosphere for artists to make connections and make money.
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.
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
Bristol, Shake, 2016
Breakthrough Art Fair, Bristol, May 2018
Breakthrough Art Fair, Bristol, December 2018
Garota Hacker Fashion Project, Bristol, December 2019
Patchmaking workshop, Bristol, January 2023
Better Events, Broadmead Market, Bristol October 2023
Future Leap Market, Bristol, October 2023
Shortlisted for 'Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter' at the RWA, Poster Competition, 2016
Winner of Brexit Comic Competition by Graphic News, 2017
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
AOI (Association of Illustrators) Blog, 2017