About me

"Why are we so drawn to this salty water..?"
My name is Elena Petrova. I was born in 1982.
I am a professional artist, a member of the Eurasian Art Union. I live and work in Russia. Originally from Siberia from a small town in the Novosibirsk region. I lived for many years in Barnaul. But because of their love for the sea, they moved to live in Sochi.
I painted my first oil painting at the age of 10. At that time, I didn't think I would connect my life with drawing.

In 2000, I entered the railway institute.
In 2005, I got a job on the railway for distribution in Barnaul to my future husband.
In 2012, I quit my job to open my an online craft store.
In 2014, I sold the store and went with my husband to the sea, where I began to paint pictures. I went to study at master classes, where I remembered oil paints and canvases.
In 2015, I returned to Barnaul and entered the evening department of Barnaul Children's Art School No. 1.
In 2018, I went on maternity leave and gave birth to my long-awaited son Stepan.
In 2020 we will finally move to Sochi. There I begin to learn palette knife painting online.
The sea and the palette knife are my passion. These are paintings filled with life and energy.
In 2022, I am starting to study soft pastels.
In 2022, she gained experience as an exhibition curator in the film "Artist Community".
In 2023, he was selected for "The Other Art Fair Los Angeles Spring 2023" by Saatchi Art.

I paint in oil on canvas or dry pastel on paper. At the moment, more than 100 paintings and drawings have been painted, more than 7 years of working with orders. I study the influence of the sea on the human condition. My paintings are in private collections, houses and offices in Russia, UK, Romania, Singapore. Featured in online galleries such as SaatchiArt and Artmajeur.
My goal is to become a selling artist in my lifetime. I want everyone in their home or office to have my painting, symbolizing individuality, freedom and strength.

Education:
2023 - Online course "School of the marine painter", art school "Oil Painting"
2022 - Online course "About the sea, the sea", art school "Oil Painting"
2020 - Online course "Palette knife master", art school "Oil painting"
2015-2017 - Evening department of the Barnaul Children's Art School No. 1
2000-2005 - Engineer, Siberian State Transport University

Contests/Auction:
2023 - The painting "Sea № 3" took part and took 2nd place in the International competition-festival "ART Russia Week", Russia
2023 - Auction "Contemporary Art. The Magic of Nature" from Artsreda, Russia (1 sold)
2023 - Participant in the "Artists on the Rise" auction in the UK (1 sold)
2023 - The painting "Vivid wave №15" participated and took 3rd place in the international exhibition-competition fair "ART SHOW in ASIA", Turkey
2023 - The painting "Sunset №4" participated and took 3rd place at the international exhibition-competition "Landscapes of the World", Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
2023 - "Artists on the Rise" auction bidder, UK (1 sold)
2022 - "Artists on the Rise" auction bidder, UK (2 sold)
2022 - The painting "Palm trees №2" and "Sea shaking. Storm" participate in"Skies" from the gallery Colors of Humanity
2021 - The painting "Wave. Ocean" took part in the competition GOLDEN TIME TALENT 1st place 26th season
2020 - The painting "Orchid" took 6th place in the American Art Awards
2020 - The painting "Valencia" participated in "The 2020 Water/Seascape Exhibition"
2017 - The painting "Provence" won first place in the competition "The House of the Sun" in Turkey

Publications:
2023 - Publication about me on the Artist's Gallery website
2023 - Publication on "Ya. Dzen" before the auction from ARTSreda
2023 - Publication about Artseeker gallery on the "News God" website
2023 - Publication of an article from ArtPatrol in the telegram channel

2023 - Printed in the book "Artists of the 21st century"
2023 - Publication about the exhibition "Just summer on my mind" in Miami on the website Glamourbuff.com
2022 - Printing in the magazine "Fashion Academy" spring 2022
2020 - Publication of the work "Orchid" on the American Art Awards website and press release

Full list of exhibitions:
2023 - Exhibition "RED DOT MIAMI" Art Week from ARTBOXY, Miami, USA
2023 - International competition-festival "ART Russia Week", Russia, Moscow
2023 - Russian Art Festival at the Ankara Scientific Institute Russia-Turkish Week of Culture and Art, Turkey
2023 - Exhibition-competition fair "ART SHOW in ASIA", Turkey
2023 - Exhibition "Landscapes of the World", Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
2023 - Exhibition "Water World", Moscow, Russia

2023 - Exhibition in July "OUTSIDE THE FRAMEWORK-2023", Russia
2023 - Exhibition "ARTEXPO BASEL" ARTBOXY EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Switzerland
2023 - Exhibition "Arch Impulse" in the Art Gallery "Rodina" Sochi, Russia

2023 - Exhibition at the ART event "People in Black" in the Art Space Business Center "Sochi Park", Sochi, Russia
2023 - May Auction & Online Exhibition "Artists on the Rise", UK
2023 - Exhibition "Johnathan Schultz" ARTBOXY Miami, USA
2023 - Exhibition "CASA DEL ARTE PALMA" ARTBOXY Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2023 - Exhibition "FINITY GALLERY" ARTBOXY Berlin, Germany
2023 - Exhibition "Just summer on my mind" Miami, USA
2023 - April Auction & Online Exhibition "Artists on the Rise", UK
2023 - Exhibition "ARTEXPO NEW YORK" ARTBOXY New York, USA

2023 - March Auction & Online Exhibition "Artists on the Rise", UK
2023 - Exhibition "Spring Mood" in the Museum of Ostrovsky, Sochi, Russia
2023 - Exhibition "In blue" in the gallery "ARTist Community", Sochi, Russia
2023 - February Auction & Online Exhibition "Artists on the Rise", UK
2023 - Exhibition "CASA DEL ARTE PALMA" ARTBOXY Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2023 - Exhibition "ART LAB" ARTBOXY Los Angeles, CA, USA
2023 - Exhibition "Johnathan Schultz" ARTBOXY Miami, USA
2023 - Exhibition "Freedom" in the gallery "ARTist Community", Sochi, Russia
2023 - Exhibition "Lelie Galerij" ARTBOXY Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023 - Exhibition "Thomson Gallery" ARTBOXY Zug, Switzerland
2023 - Exhibition "ART LAB" ARTBOXY Los Angeles, CA, USA
2022 - Exhibition "CASA DEL ARTE PALMA" ARTBOXY, Palma, Spain
2022 - Exhibition "MIAMI ARTWEEKS DECEMBER 22" Art Basel Art week, ARTBOXY, Miamy, USA
2022 - Exhibition "Autumn kaleidoscope", gallery "ARTist Community" Sochi, Russia
2022 - Exhibition "The world of colors without borders" gallery "ARTist Community" Sochi, Russia
2022 - Virtual International Exhibition "TWO WORLDS" ECUADOR-RUSSIA
2022 - International exhibition and competition of contemporary art "Talent of Russia" in the "New Tretyakov Gallery" Moscow, Russia
2022 - Exhibition "Color wave" gallery "ARTON" Sochi, Russia
2022 - Online exhibition "Art as a response to Mental health", UK
2022 - Exhibition "ARTFest", gallery "ARTON" Sochi, Russia
2022 - Online exhibition "Skies" by gallery "Colors of Humanity Gallery", USA
2022 - Online exhibition "The city where the soul rests", gallery "ARTist Community", Russia
2022 - Exhibition "The city where the soul rests", gallery "ARTist Community" Sochi, Russia
2017 - Exhibition "Collection 5", gallery "Rebublic" Barnaul, Russia
2016 - Exhibition dedicated to the 50th Barnaul art school anniversary, gallery "House Museum" Barnaul, Russia

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