About Me

My name is Yelena (or Elena in Russian).
I am a self-taught artist who enjoys the process of creation and transformation of the blank canvas into art. I don’t have an art education, but my desire to create brought me into painting not so long ago.  So, I am in the experimenting stage now. And My Gallery is a journal of it.

Richard Bach said in Illusions: “I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.” Painting, photography, doing anything creative excites me and makes me happy. And I thank You for allowing me to share my happiness with You.

Born in Ukraine.
Education: civil engineer – architect.
Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, USA and employed full time in IT field.

I am a proud supporter of:


A humanitarian organization focused on helping overcome poverty through child sponsorship.

My ‘sponsored daughter’ Krisanta lives in Manila, Philippines.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.


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19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi, Helen!
    Very glad to see you in the open creative talent!
    Gallery is very pleased with their uniqueness and style of execution.
    It is very pleasing to the eye using warm colors to your pictures!
    I wish the creative development and international recognition!
    Yuri Strelnikov, Ukraine, Kharkiv

    • Hi Elena,
      I love your artwork, You are very talented woman and my passion and interest is I want to develop and improve my vision as an artist.


  2. Thanks for coming to my page, as I’m browsing through your site, I found it funny that we do share some points, as was a civil engineer…..and rediscovered drawing and painting later…you have some beautiful paintings…thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank YOU. I actually “redirected” to many professions since I came to US. Started as a waitress with no English, now I am a team lead of the small programming group. Painting is what I do after ‘serious’ job. I wish it would be vice versa…

  4. Thanks for the like on my post. It’s nice having fellow artists pop in and check each others’ work out, so thanks for that. I REALLY like your work here. Think I might browse a bit. 🙂


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