ElenaWherryI am Russian – American artist.  My work has evolved from early emphasis on traditional watercolor techniques and traditionally influenced realism to an unconventional use of water media and the exploration of the area that lies between realism and abstraction. I have passion in music, ballet and art history with a special interest in Modernism and find inspiration in the work of Igor Stravinsky, Henri Matisse and Gustav Klimt.
As a mother of three children I do teach and influence their work. I also constantly discover myself inspired and invigorated by my kid’s creations and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs. Now I am painting in richly varied media, exploring many patterns, textures and vivid colors.




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