OLena Art is a contemporary, internationally known, impressionist from Colorado. Her palette knife oil impasto textured technique has emerged as a favorite medium. She also loves playing and experimenting with fresh ideas, other mixed medium techniques with acrylics, watercolors, drawings, and photography while traveling. Born In Moscow Russia with Lithuanian and Finn roots, currently residing in Colorado she claims herself more of a self-taught artist. She received her formal art education through three years of correspondence courses with the Moscow Art Academy. She traces her interest to her relationship with her father; a still life and nature painter with style developed under the influence of traditional Russian academic art training, who coached her in art techniques and taught about beauty, sensitivity, humanity, and joy.