Elena is a self-taught painter, digital artist and photographer. Mordovian, born in Tajikistan, at the end of the ancient silk road, she grew up in a multicultural environment full of spice, colour and traditions. Her inspiration comes from happy memories and precious moments that she tries to preserve in her pieces. After living in the heart of Tokyo for 8 years, her art style, influenced by Japanese culture, intertwines traditional “Suibokuga” and modern “Kawaii” with bright rays of sunshine. She loves mixing different media, bright colours and tiny details which fill her illustrations, hoping to inspire curious minds in young readers.