Saturday, April 16, 2011

Featured Artist: Elena Kapustina

Most artists dislike diverting attention away from their own art, but there comes a time when a blog (and an artist) need a refreshing change.

I came across the Russian artist, Elena Kapustina, and felt I had to share the beauty of her artwork with you. Her style represents how I feel and how I would like to paint. I love the figure and the face in paintings, but don’t want to do portraits and prefer impressionism to realism both in landscape paintings and in portraying animals and birds from nature.

Elena was born in Ryazan, Russia. In the period 1984-1989 she studied in the Ryazan state pedagogical institute. After graduating from the institute she worked at school as a teacher of drawing and was the head of the Fine art studio. Working with children, Elena found her original style. She takes an active part in many regional exhibitions. Many of her artworks are in private collections of Russia, Spain, Italy, the USA, and Germany.

The beauty of life and the joy of living is what Elena expresses in her canvases. I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do. The link below provides you with another look at her work. Inexpensive prints are also available.

The quality of these digital copies can't compare to the original paintings or prints. They still show Elena's beautiiful style.