Elena Katsyura was born and learned how to paint in Russia, in the country with the old artistic traditions. She received her Master's degree in Art from the university in her native city of Chelyabinsk. Her artistic creed is in combination of the traditions of Russian realistic art and French imressionism. Elena's paintings have been shown at art exhibitions in Russia, in California, and in Georgia. Now, she is residing in Russia, with her husband and daughter. In her art, Elena tries to catch and portray the beauty of the world around us at any particular moment.