About Artist: 

… Nobody knew what was going to happen to her when she decided to move to Australia.

“The Land Of Plenty” helped to discover her hidden talents and reinvent herself as visual artist. Russian born, Elena Valerie started her journey as an artist here in Australia, led by famous Australian artists, who showed her how to use media and painting techniques to express her vision.

Now she presents a collection of oil painted flowers in a form of a dancing flow of the harmony. Flowers were skillfully painted in realistic manner using glazing layers which makes them emotionally rich and exceptionally vibrant. The goal of this collection is to send the message of beauty, sensuality and passion.

 Education: 

2018

Kaffe’s Colour Lecture -  Kaffe Fassett

Painting Fire in Oil with Hobie Porter

2017 
Wow Factor with Pastels - Lyn Diefenbach

Still Life - Andrew Bonneau
Anatomy of Style Figure Drawing - Patrick Jones


2016
Portrait from Life - Andrew Bonneau 
Life drawing classes 
Skin Texture and Glazing - Marcel Desbiens
Glass and reflection - Marcel Desbiens
Water in oil - Marcel Desbiens
Australian Landscape - John Wilson
Artable Studio
Mcgregor Summer School – Arts. USQ, Toowoomba


2015
Gold Cost Art Classes

 

Gold Coast, Australia.

 Exhibitions and awards 

2019

Finalist of Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane, Australia;

The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Mudgeeraba, Australia;

 

2018

Painting for Peace exhibition, Brisbane Painting Classes, Albion, Brisbane;

 "Seasons" exhibition, Robina Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia;

Ekka 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Lions Club Art Extravaganza​, Westfield, Garden City, Brisbane, Australia

Curator's Choice -  Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane, Australia;
2nd place in oil, Ocean Shores CC 12th Art Competition, Australia;

Finalist of The Art Lovers Australia Artist’s Prize, Gold Coast, Australia

2017
Finalist of Cliftons Art Prize, Brisbane, Australia;
Ekka 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Finalist of Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane,Australia;
Online finalist of Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award;
The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Mudgeeraba, Australia;
RAW: Natural Born Artists showcase, Gold Coast, Australia

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Gold Coast, QLD, Australia   |   elenavalerieart@gmail.com