Description There are times when you travel to distant locations, or look at pictures of some unfamiliar area, a fantasies can emerge in the minds eye of a different time and place. A time when things were simpler, a time of romance and chivalry. A time of Knights and Princesses, Lords and Ladies. A time to fantasize of living ages ago, as a member of the royal court, my Contessa is a reflection of my hopes and dreams, a fantasy that could have been and still can be.
Yelena Surgen Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement Painting is my passion. I am specializes in realistic and imaginary portraits, figurative and nature paintings, including detailed pencil/ color portraits. Style and nature of my art mostly paints in oils and acrylics and digital design using a wide array of colors.
I have a renewed passion for art in my life. When I was a young girl, I loved sketching, sculpting and painting. My creativity with design at this early stage in my life was so second nature to me that my life and art were intertwined
In my late teen years, I expanded my talents not only with art but also in the world of fashion. I not only designed garments for a high-end women’s boutique, but also later had a hand with the patterns and finally modeling my creations.
Like all artists and designers, in my college years, I study the great masters of antiquity as well as architecture. I considered myself a renaissance woman. Nothing was impossible and the only limitation on creation was I.
However, as we all know, life offers all of us choices or paths to be taken. Being a free spirit, love and eventually my family became my desires. Though my art still existed, my family was my life’s passion.
As the years passed, my life changed in so many ways. The wonderful people, places and experiences that I have had will be penned in my memoirs and with my paintings. I have now come full circle in my life. My art has again become center stage. Now, it is time to raise the curtains in this latest chapter of my continuing adventure and again let my love of life expressed in my creations.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy my work as much as I have bringing it to you!