“Being a children’s book illustrator for many years, I perceive this world as a beautiful fairytale. I see it in bold, bright colours and truly believe that goodness always wins over evil. If we could switch off our cellphones and turn off our computers, stop for a moment in our day-to-day rush, and look around, we would see how beautiful this world is. With my artwork, I am trying to share my bright fairytale outlook with others. I hope it creates a positive attitude, which helps make our lives better”- Elena El.
Elena El is a fine artist specializing in Winnipeg cityscapes. Her preferred medium is oil and acrylic on canvas. She is a member of Assiniboia Group of Artists Cooperative, and you can see her artwork at the various Winnipeg art shows, exhibitions and festivals (such as Manitoba Art Expo, Red River Ex, Osborne Street Canada Day Festival, The Forks Market, Folklorama… etc). Prints on canvas from her original paintings are also available.
In 2011 Elena’s artwork was featured in the summer issue of SANDBOX magazine.
Elena studied classic drawing and painting at the college of Fine Arts (Odessa, Ukraine). She graduated with diploma in graphic design and illustration from Academy of Design (Haifa, Israel). Elena has illustrated more than 15 children’s books and educational programs for kids, and has worked as a graphic designer for advertising agencies and magazines.
In 2006 Elena made Winnipeg her home. She fell in love with this city and today she creates art, inspired by the beautiful world around her.
Elena is usually available in her studio on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6 pm – 9 pm, and Saturdays after 1 pm. To plan a studio visit please call or email her.