Elena was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was there she got her extensive art training in a multiple medium. Today she works mostly in gouache and watercolor. Elena has multiple styles. Some of her work evokes the meticulous detail of her roots while in recent years she has also developed a freer more expressive look.
Elena lived ror many years in the cold northern Siberia. Her work of this time was anything but cold. She developed pieces featuring the warm, bright, and beautiful; darling to depict the colorful rainforest flowers and fauna.
When she came to the U.S. in 1991 with her husband and son she settled in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounded herself with tropical flowers, ethnic pottery, books, and music. When not hard at work in her studio, Elena travels extensively looking for further artistic inspiration. To see more of her arts, visit www.levisondesign.com