elena tamova art
contemporary chinoiserie watercolours
Hello! I'm Elena, a London based botanical artist.
I had no idea what I wanted to do growing up, so I studied law at university. As my life took twists and turns, I got married, had two wonderful kids and slowly found my way back to the love of my life that is making art every day.
If you take one look at my work, you'll notice that I'm absolutely crazy about chinoiserie. It appeals to me because it celebrates the beauty of nature in its most decorative form, but it's more that just pretty flowers and butterflies to me. My paintings are visual journeys into these fairytales, a place for the viewer to escape to for a few moments and take a little rest from the crazy world we live in. I think it's important to always look for beauty in your surroundings and people need that now more than ever.
I often collaborate with different environmental charities, which is a huge source of personal satisfaction for me.
It's an incredible feeling when a stranger loves your work enough to want to have it in their home, but I also love seeing my work on fabric and other products. The artwork just comes to life on a whole other level. It would be amazing to collaborate with home decor brands and create some beautiful products together.
I hope you enjoy browsing the website and get in touch if you'd like me to paint something bespoke for you.