My name is Elena Gontcharova (07/07/'95) and I am a Belgian/ Russian marketeer, freelance journalist, 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
Reportages for dVO
2021: Freelance Fine Artist
Abstract painting, present
2021: Self-employed Yoga Teacher
Weekly vinyasa/achtanga classes, present
2022: Digital Marketeer VideoCrew
Part-time marketeer, content creator, 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 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. 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.