My name is Elena Gontcharova (07/07/'95) and I am a Belgian/ Russian fine artist and yoga lover.
2017: Bacherlor's degree in Communications and pr
Artesis-Plantijn University College (magna cum laude).
Film and Television at Solent University Southampton (UK)
2019: Master's degree in Journalism
University of Leuven (cum laude).
2019: Online Marketing and Communication intern
Royal Opera Ballet Flanders (OBV)
2019 - 2021: Online Content Marketeer
Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA)
2021-2023: Freelance Journalist
Reporter for dVO
2021: Self-employed Fine Artist
Abstract painting - present
2021: Self-employed Yoga Teacher
Weekly vinyasa/achtanga classes - present
2022: Digital Marketeer VideoCrew
Part-time marketeer - present
Besides English, Dutch and French I also speak fluently Russian, whereas this is my second mother language.
Fine art has always been a huge part of my everyday life. Since 2015 I have been developing my personal and academic skills in the Saint-Lucas Academy of Fine Arts.
I deliberately push myself to experiment and create meaningful artworks that carry out emotions and expression. I am especially drawn to the creative freedom of abstract art. Each and every work carries its own story and invites you to feel something. You can read about each one of my artworks here.
I do work on commission for personalised artworks. Feel free to contact me and we will look into it together.
Yoga, to me, serves a similar purpose as creating art: balancing the mind and spirit.
A couple of years ago I discovered the power of yoga and it has been a big part of my everyday life ever since. Not only does yoga give me physical satisfaction, it also helps me with achieving emotional and mental balance. Even more than a part of my everyday routine, yoga became a lifestyle for me. Everyday I try to be present in the moment, to live my life consciously and to listen to myself and my own needs.
Besides my weekly yoga classes that I teach, I also organise workshops and master classes in meditation and yoga.