Elena Papushina was born in Moscow on February 15, 1969. Then a lot of girls were given the name Elena. There was even a joke: «Who was born to you - a boy or Elena?».
At the age of 6, she started drawing and figure skating. She started draw at the drawing group, then in the studio of the Palace of Pioneers on the Lenin Hills, then at the art school №1 on Kropotkinskaya. She had to leave figure skating in the 6th grade because chose drawing. Graduated from the Moscow Art School in memory of 1905 with a degree in graphic artist, industrial graphics in 1989.
In 1989 her eldest daughter was born. After college, Elena painted small landscapes for sale, then she began to collaborate with publishing houses: illustrations for magazines and books, postcards, sometimes logos and corporate identity. Participated in exhibitions of the Moscow Union of Artists on Gogol Boulevard.
In 2005, the youngest daughter was born, and for several years Elena completely immersed herself in motherhood.
Now Elena is drawing again with great pleasure and great joy! And she remember why she like it so much when on the empty space of a canvas or a sheet of paper there is an echo of what she want to tell, but not in words. And the reality of communication, which the Internet now gives us, allows us to get a response from colleagues and viewers! And this is just an incredible, fabulous feeling of visibility and self-worth, which many people probably need. For artists, especially))).
Creativity gives you the opportunity and strength to rebuild your idea of yourself and life