Elena Liachenko is an award-winning artist and photographer from Little Rock, Arkansas. Originally from Russia, Elena moved to the USA over 10 years ago. She studied drawing, painting and photography at the University of Michigan Art and Design School.
Elena's choice of subject matter is a versatile mix of her love for nature, and a passion for travel. Her travels have taken her to many parts of the United States as well as other locations around the world. She makes extensive use of her sketch books, trying to have one around at all times, and later uses her sketches as a reference for her studio paintings. While mostly working in her art studio, she also devotes time to painting en plein air, documenting the seasons.
She has recently won Best of Show award as well as the 1st place in Animals and the 3d place in Landscape category at the Saline Art Guild Art Show in Benton, AR. Elena is a member of Arkansas League of Artists and Hot Springs Fine Arts Center.
Elena's photographic portfolio is mostly color, using a full-frame (35mm) DSLR and a full range of lenses. She touches up her 'digital negatives' in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to recreate the emotions that she felt at the time of capture, and to make the images ready for printing.
If you are interested in the purchase of one of Elena's original paitings, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.