Elena Henderson was born in 1965 in Tula, Russia and has a Fine Art Degree from Moscow. Elena immigrated to Canada from Moscow in 1996 and has since graduated from International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto with degree in Design. She's been working as a full-time artist in her studio in Orangeville, Ontario since 2009. Her latest floral abstract series uses a variety of acrylic textured paint and mixed media. The resulting canvases feature a quiet and calming colour palette with organic shapes and an overall sophisticated and elegant feel.
"I became an artist to translate the surrounding world into my own language. I transform my emotions into art pieces which can say about me more than anything else. The only time I am truly content is when I have a chance to create. My paintings are an emotional manifesto, which emphasize the ultimate visual impact. My uncontrolled imagination is a crucial part of my work and the greatest formation of my visual language. I use my brush as powerful tool of self-expression. I transform simple and refined shapes into dramatic scenery of graceful forms , brilliant colours and texture. This is where they all together become a true reflection of forever changing world."