ARTIST
ELENA CHURILOVA
Portraits, landscapes, still life
in charcoal, pastel and oil
TEL. (+61) 04-2344-5741

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My art is strongly influenced by my cultural background, and is based on classical drawing techniques developed and honed in a traditional Russian School of Art.
My preference is to draw from life -
portraits, still life, and plein air landscapes/seascapes -  with my preferred mediums being
 oil, pastel and charcoal. 
I am regularly approached to undertake commissions for private portraits, and to date have completed literally hundreds of sketches.

Nowadays, when so many artists simply rely on copying static images and photographs, I am proud to demonstrate my creativity, imagination and technical skills in drawing from life freehand!
Beginners and those who have some drawing experience are welcome to join my Pinot and Pastels workshop held on the first Sunday of the month at the Rockhampton Art Gallery (at the moment bookings are open for 3 September 2017 and 1 October 2017) . More information can be accessed here: 
http://www.rockhamptonartgallery.com.au/Programs/Pinot_and_Pastels

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About me
I was born in a small Russian town on the Black Sea Coast. My natural aptitude for drawing and painting was noticed at an early age by my father who then took me to a well-known local artist for individual private lessons.  As I progressed in my artistic skills, my father decided to place me in the Regional Art School. Here I was able to further develop my artistic ability, and a few years later I graduated from the Art School with a Gold Medal.

My academic training has been as an ecologist and environmental scientist. I have two Masters Degrees in
Applied Science from both Russian and western universities.  While most of my life I have devoted to science and education, art has always remained my life’s passion.

My latest solo exhibition "All road go to Rockhampton" at the Rockhampton Art Gallery in April-May 2017 included a range of selected works completed in various media - oil, pastel and watercolour - showing some of iconic and less known local scenes.  http://www.rockhamptonartgallery.com.au/Exhibitions/Past_exhibitions/All_Roads_Lead_to_Rockhampton 

You can view some of my art at Mi-Art shop, East Str. Rockhampton. http://miartrockhampton.com.au/ 

My paintings are advertised for sale on www.bluethumb.com.au , the biggest artist online marketplace in Australia. If you go there you will be able to see my latest paintings and drawings. The prices on that website include a 30% commission plus postage and insurance expenses. I welcome your direct contacts.