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2024 Feature Artist - Elena Kolotusha

Born in Russia, Elena developed her passion for art from early years.

After studying at Pedagogical University of Kazakhstan, she started her career as Visual Arts teacher in Almaty (Kazakhstan). From 1998 she has resided with her family in Australia.

Starting from 2004 Elena has taken part in many art shows and exhibitions and won numerous awards and commendations.

Elena works in various media, including painting in oils/acrylics, colour pencils/mixed media and scratchboard engravings.

Her favourite genres are animal/wildlife portraiture and observational still life drawing with emotional engagement and a hint of quirkiness and symbolism.

Her latest achievements include:

  • The Holmes Art Prize for realistic Australian bird Art 2023 – finalist
  • Best Drawing Award – Bendigo Easter Art Show 2022
  • Best Small Image Award Bendigo Easter Art Show 2021
  • Best in Show – Sorrento Art Show 2020, Sorrento Vic
  • Award of Excellence – ISSA Exhibition 2019, Berea, Kentucky USA
  • Winner – The Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award 2018, AGRA Galleries

                      


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