Elena Eros

The Last Furlong - Oil on canvas

Vibrant paintings of scenes at English racecourses by the brilliant Anglo-American-Russian artist.

Elena Eros was born in Moscow, Russia. In 1971 She competed with thousands of other talented young people from all over Russia and won a coveted place at the Faculty of Applied Art, Moscow Textile University, where She studied under renowned Russian Artists.

1973 Elena was awarded an 'Outstanding Student Scholarship', enabling her to continue her education at the Hungarian University of Applied Art in Budapest, from where she gained MA in Fashion Design. In 1980 she was invited to teach in Moscow Textile University, as an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Applied Art.

Later Elena moved back to Budapest (Hungary), where she worked as a Fashion Trend Coordinator, Designer, Lecturer and Illustrator in Hungarian Fashion Institute, Portrait Artist in Residence for Hungarian Medical Society, background painter for "Pannonia Film Studios" and was a freelance Artist and an Art Instructor.

She moved to Great Britain in 1996 working as a freelance Art Instructor, Artist, Portraitist and Tour guide in National and Portriat Galleries. She later moved to Arizona in 2006, where she won a drawing competition for the American Artist magazine where a portrait study of her father was published in the winter 2006 issue.

She writes: I am faithful to the nature of my subjects in accordance with my Russian Art education, at the same time my Hungarian experience in Applied Art is allowing me to interpret & stylize...

Elena Eros paintings are in private collections in Russia, Hungary, Great Britain and the USA.

2005 --- Winner of the International Drawing Competition, American Artist Magazine

2006 --- "Shades of Pastel 2006", National Juried Exhibition, the Maryland Pastel Society,
              St Charles Museum, Washington DC

2006 ---- "Autumn Gold' --2nd Place, the Mesa Art League & Mesa Symphony Orchestra
               Juried Fine Art Show, Mesa Art Center, AZ.

2007 ---- Solo Exhibition, Superstition Mountain Museum, AJ, AZ

2008 ---- "Go Figure", Juried Exhibition, Brio Art Center, Scottsdale, AZ

2009 ---- "Memories", Juried Art Exhibition, Moscow, Russia

2009 ---- "Blue, red ..." -- Juried exhibition, 2nd Place, SunDust Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ


2010 ---- Judeo --Christian International Juried Online Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery,    Special Recognition for two paintings, Press Release.


2011  ----     Merit of  honor – Portrait Artists of Arizona, Juried Exhibition , Gamage 

                    Auditorium, Tempe, AZ

2012  ----     Salon International, Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, TX, San Antonio

2012  ----     The  2012 Glendale Plein Air PaintingEvent, Second Place, City of Glendale, AZ


Elena is a member of: Oil Painters of America, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Arizona Artists Guild, Arizona Art Alliance and International Guild of Realism.

Lovely - Oil on canvas

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