"First of all I would like to say I am a realist. That means I am drawing and painting a real objects and people around me. I really believe there is nothing more interesting in nature than a human face. That's why I am concentrated on portraiture during the last years."
Elena Dobrovolskaya is a Russian-born artist living in New York, USA. She started to paint in 2010 after taking a private lessons with the renowned artist Oleg Leonov, bright member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.
In 2012 Elena moved to the US. She is a member of the Artist Guild of Pushkin Society in America and International Art Alliance New York. Her artworks were exhibited at the galleries and private events in Greenwich CT, Philadelphia PA and at the Tenri Gallery in Manhattan NY. In April 2019 she was awarded the International Prize Velazquez (art critic’s award), the ceremony took place at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona.
Elena Dobrovolskaya presented her collection of portraits in oil and pastel at the prestigious and biggest American exhibition ArtExpo New York in April 2019. In June 2019 she participated at Mantova Art Expo in Italy where she was awarded the International Prize Artist of the Year 2019. In September 2019 with the Artifact gallery from New York she took part at the Monaco Yacht Show with attendance of His Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. In October 2019 Elena’s art was exhibited at the Salon Art Shopping in Paris with the PAKS gallery from Vienna. In November 2019 she participated at the gallery exhibitions in London and Lisbon.
Elena was awarded of International Prize Giotto (for stylistic value) during the exhibition and presentation of “Segnalati Art Book” curated by art critic Salvatore Russo at the Meeting Art gallery in Lisbon in November 2019. In introduction of her art he wrote: “Elena Dobrovolskaya’s painting is characterized by her high technical ability. A painting that does not go in search of pictorial hyperrealism, seeks the emotion that her works want to express instead.” Elena’s pastel portraits were also published in the “We Contemporary 2019” art volume in Italy by Musa Art Space in December 2019. Now Elena's art is featured in Contemporary Art Curator online magazine.
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