Elena Katsyura is an artist who was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Chelyabinsk Art College and her Master’s degree in Art from the university in her hometown. Katsyura’s artistic style combines Russian realistic art and French impressionism.
Katsyura was fascinated with art from a young age and would draw whenever she could. In 2007, she, her husband, and her daughter moved to California. Katsyura’s paintings have been shown in exhibitions in Russia.
In 2007, Elena and her husband, and daughter left Chelyabinsk to go to California. The new inspiration she received in California continued over her years back in Russia. She and her family spent two years in the US, found many good friends, and returned to Chelyabinsk in 2010. After coming back, she received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts.
The painting she worked on for final project was a portrait of her 11-year-old daughter, Sofiya. It was summer, and every morning she would wake her up early so my painting reflected morning light. Sofiya modeled every day during that summer, and here is the final painting.