Simply Winnipeg by Elena El

Opening Reception: May 25, 6pm to 10pm

Additional hours: May 25 to June 5, 6pm

Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm;

Saturday, 12-5pm

“It’s morning. You sip coffee while scrolling through social media posts. You see exotic places, far away people… And then suddenly, something looks familiar. Yes, it is an image of your neighbourhood; sunshine, tall trees, that interesting building at the corner of the street, the man that looks just like your neighbour walking his dog…This picture makes you feel good.

It makes you feel proud of the beautiful place you live in – Winnipeg.”

Elena El is a fine artist specializing in Winnipeg cityscapes. Her preferred medium is 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. Her paintings have been featured in WHERE Winnipeg, Ciao!, CBC Manitoba Scene, Breakfast Television and Winnipeg Free Press.

Elena studied classic drawing and painting at the College of Fine Arts (Odessa, Ukraine) and graduated from College of Design (Haifa, Israel). She has illustrated more than 15 children’s books and has worked as a graphic designer for advertising agencies and magazines.

In 2006 Elena made Winnipeg her home. Her studio is located at cre8ery gallery.