Yelena was born in the USSR but has lived in London for 19 years. After years of working as an interpreter she switched to her creative side and became a make up artist working on fashion
shows and events in and out of London. This experience allowed her to develop her painting skills further and she started studying drawing and silk painting at Hampstead School of Arts as
well as taking lessons from some great English and Russian artists.
Her work is primarily the result of her inner world. Yelena is not confined to one subject area and prefers to vary her projects and media.