Born in Moscow, Elena is now a Zurich-based artist. Her diplomatic background and extensive travels have inspired her to explore a variety of artistic styles.
At a young age she began her studies at Moscow's School of Arts. In Washington D.C. she graduated the Duke Ellington School of the Arts "Blue Ribbon" high school majoring in Visual Arts and went on to explore graphic design at Corcoran School of Arts and Design.
Elena then took a break from her artistic pursuits to study at MGIMO University in Moscow - a cradle of Russian diplomatic service - and get her diploma in international journalism.
Moving to Switzerland in 2010 with her husband proved to be a fresh start for Elena, where she took to the easel with new ardour.