Elena Leonova – Fine art painter and designer
Elena Leonova is a Cheshire-based artist and designer who spesialises in creating distinctive and unique contemporary furniture, artwork and home accessories. Elena was studied art and textile design at Ivanovo University of Chemistry and Technology. She started her career as a textile designer with one of the leading textile manufacturers. She went on to work in upholstery with several soft furniture producers and was involved in many bespoke furnishing projects ranging from sofas for private customers and retailers to bar seating for hotels and exclusive designs for high profile clients. After over 10 years in the business Elena decided to set up on her own focusing on high-end furniture and homewares as well as artwork, something Elena has been active in since her University days.
Alongside her furniture work, Elena paints utilising traditional approaches such as acrylics on canvas and her own signature style technique where she uses a mixture of modeling paste and paints to create her first-rate artwork on metal mesh which is later fixed on a wood panel. These works exhibit rich and distinctive texture making an intriguing impression on the viewer.
Whilst furniture is a means to express art in unconventional form and deliver elements that would complement interior décor, Elena’s paintings represent a fusion of her passion for impressionism and figurative art and her vision of how these can be used to communicate human emotions. In her own words: “I am fascinated and inspired by human thought and emotion evoked by everyday experiences and the life around us. My work essentially captures my own emotions and reflects what I see in the world that surrounds me, and I want to convey this to the viewer in various forms. What gives me a sense of fulfillment is when my customer shares these emotions and can appreciate what comes through the painting – this is most pleasing.
Information at the Art show
The Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair 2015, returning for its fourth successive year from 20-22 November at Chester Racecourse. Visitors can view and buy art from over 40 galleries and artists presenting collections of visual art, photography, sculpture, glass work and ceramics.
Cheshire’s premier arts event, Chester Arts Fair 2015, will be taking place from 20-22 November at Chester Racecourse. Visitors can view and buy art from a high calibre of World renown Art Galleries showcasing work by emerging and established artists. The Fair will host over 40 galleries and is expected to welcome over 5,000 art enthusiasts and collectors.
It is one of the few fairs around today which exhibits current art and living artists as well as well-known Artists from over the last century. The exhibiting galleries bring to the fair some of the most exciting contemporary art work existing in modern society. With hundreds of paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics and original prints all shown in a friendly and relaxed environment, the Chester Art Fair really does have something for everyone.