Elena Henderson

Elena Henderson was born in 1965 in Tula, Russia and has a Fine Arts Degree from Moscow. Elena immigrated to Canada from Moscow in 1996. Since then, she has graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto with a 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 textured acrylic 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 a 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."