ARTIST
ELENA CHURILOVA
Portraits, landscapes, still life
in charcoal, pastel and oil
TEL. (+61) 04-2344-5741

Inspiration
Sketches and Portraits
Coming Events
My art is strongly influenced by my cultural background, and is based on classical drawing techniques developed and honed in a traditional Russian School of Art.
My preference is to draw from life -
portraits, still life, and plein air landscapes/seascapes -  with my preferred mediums being
 oil, pastel and charcoal. 
I am regularly approached to undertake commissions for private portraits, and to date have completed literally hundreds of sketches.

Nowadays, when so many artists simply rely on copying static images and photographs, I am proud to demonstrate my creativity, imagination and technical skills in drawing from life freehand!
You can book a place in my pastel and oil workshops through Rockhampton Art Gallery:

I will be running a 'Pastry and Pastels' workshop at the River Festival on 13 July from 5pm till 7pm. Tasty food provided! Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/190507821645318/

- the next 8-week course 'A to Z of Oils' for beginners will run from 17 July 2018 till 4 September 2018 (Tuesdays). Find out more here:  https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/rrcrag/Programs/A-to-Z-of-Oils

- one day pastel workshop 'Colourtherapy: Australian Seascapes' is scheduled for 28 July 2018 (Saturday). Find out more here: https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/rrcrag/Programs/Colourtherapy-Australian-Landscapes

- one day oil painting workshop 'Colour Confidence' for advanced painters is scheduled for 15 September 2018 (Saturday). Find out more here: https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/rrcrag/Programs/Colour-Confidence

Selected range of paintings is on display and available for purchase through Mi Art shop of art supplies on East Street, Rockhampton.

My annual exhibition "Colours of Rockhampton" in the Kern Arcade, East Street, Rockhampton, is scheduled for 13-25 November 2018.

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Recent Events
My painting "Gone Fishing" won the top award "Best Overall Painting" at the 42nd Annual Art Competition and Exhibition (25-27 May 2018) in Blackwater, Queensland. 
About me
I was born in a small Russian town on the Black Sea Coast. My natural aptitude for drawing and painting was noticed at an early age by my father who then took me to a well-known local artist for individual private lessons.  As I progressed in my artistic skills, my father decided to place me in the Regional Art School. Here I was able to further develop my artistic ability, and a few years later I graduated from the Art School with a Gold Medal.

My academic training has been as an ecologist and environmental scientist. I have two Masters Degrees in
Applied Science from both Russian and western universities.  While most of my life I have devoted to science and education, art has always remained my life’s passion.

I am a member of the National Association of Visual Arts.

My paintings are advertised for sale on www.bluethumb.com.au , the biggest artist online marketplace in Australia. If you go there you will be able to see my latest paintings and drawings. The prices on that website include a 30% commission plus postage and insurance expenses. I welcome your direct contacts.