elena tamova art
contemporary chinoiserie watercolours
Hello! I'm Elena, a London based botanical artist.
I was good at art at school but had no idea what I wanted to do growing up, so I studied law at university. Then my life had taken twists and turns, I got married, had two kids and slowly found my way back to the love of my life that is making art every day.
If you take a look at my work, you'll notice I'm absolutely crazy about chinoiserie. It appeals to me because it celebrates the beauty of nature in its most decorative form, but to me, it is more than just pretty flowers and butterflies. My paintings are visual journeys into these fairytales, a place the viewer can escape reality for a few moments and take a little rest. 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.
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