My name is Elena Gontcharova and I am a Belgian/ Russian freelance content creator and fine art painter.
2015: start of fine art education at the Saint-Lucas Academy of Fine Arts. Specialising in drawing since 2019.
2017: obtained a bacherlor's degree in Communications and pr at the Artesis-Plantijn University College (magna cum laude).
That same year I did an Erasmus-exchange to the Solent University in Southampton (UK) where I studied Film and Television.
2018: start of daily yoga practice
2019: obtained a master's degree in Journalism at the University of Leuven with distinction (cum laude).
2019 - 2021: Online Content Marketeer at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA). Here I was in charge of the online (and social) communication, the new visual identity of the museum for our rebranding project and the creation of multiple content formats and event photography.
- 2021: full-time freelancer and artist specialised in content creation, graphic design and fine arts: painting and drawing.
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 with a specialization in drawing technique.
I deliberately push myself to experiment and create meaningful artworks that carry out emotions and expression. I would describe my work as a mixture of abstract and figurative art. Each and every work carries its own story. I do not necessarily want you to like my work, but I do want 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 to accomplish the ambitious goals that I have set up for myself. 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.
Recently I decided to share my passion with other people and this is why I started teaching yoga classes.