Elena Martino

Elena’s natural artistic grace is no accident; it mirrors her disposition, sweet and true, which shines eloquently at the heart of each of her paintings. Her love of animals and nature has always been a part of what inspires her work and her life. Elena always wanted to travel, but did not have the opportunity to travel until she moved to Houston Texas from Russia in 1998.

She continues to reside in Houston today. Only then was she able to live out her dream of traveling to beautiful places in the USA and abroad. She saw things she had never seen before – oceans, waterfalls, canyons, and mountains. Elena’s artworks captures the very essence of her travel experiences. She invites her viewers to share in her love of nature and the animal world. As a child growing up in a small town in Russia, art has always been a big part of Elena’s life. Elena was surrounded by majestic forest and wetland landscapes. She spent a lot of time adventuring outdoors, helping cultivate her early desires to create. She has always had a great passion for creativity.

One of Elena’s passions is helping animals. Some of her work was donated to benefit auctions to help the animals in need. Currently she is working in 3 mediums: graphite pencil, colored pencil, and acrylic paints. Her paintings are distinctive for her use of color and her ability to “capture the moment” of her subject matter. Elena’s work covers a wide variety of subjects; animals, birds, seascapes, and people. She loves spending time outdoors exploring and photographing nature and animals. Moved by the subjects that interest her, she strives for continuing excellence.

Elena’s work has evolved and continues to do so as she strives to learn new things every day. Elena is a member of Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). Her artwork has been published in Colored Pencil Magazine and Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil Magazine in 2015. She was also one of the featured artist in Colored Pencil Cats and Dogs by Ann Kullberg published in 2015. Elena is a member of the VAA (Visual Art Alliance) and she is a juried member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR).