Elena continued her artistic education in France and the United Kingdom, which has helped her to develop a unique style of painting. She is producing work of great originality, in which there is a release of emotion and a strangely captivating balance between abstraction and figuration. Still the signs and symbols of Slavonic Icon, one of her favorite subjects in early works, continue to evoke feeling and memories of old times.
Elena is a master at depicting familiar surroundings by way of suggestions and citations. She succeeds in expressing a deeply felt sense of “unity” and “wholeness”, balancing colour, form and composition. The results of this process are proven to be powerful yet elusive.