Elena Sokolova was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia and now lives in Schiedam, the Netherlands.
Her interest in art developed at a young age, as a student she did a lot of decoration work for the school and university she studied at.
She was graduated from ITMO University. Elena worked as an optical designer (in Russia and the Netherlands) and university lector (in Portugal) including teaching of physics of color and making art holograms.
To further develop her artistic skills, she attended classes and workshops. Elena attended regular online lessons at Painting Club of Richard Robinson. A number of her studying works is published in Australian Artist and International Artist Magazines.
In September 2015 and September 2016 she participated in plain air workshops in Italy and Spain mentored by Richard Robinson. In 2018 she participated in plain air workshops in Paris, mentored by Qiang Huang.
Two of her paintings are used on the book covers:
Her work is published in the Summer 2016 Edition of Studio Visit Magazine.
A number of her works are in private collections in different countries over the World.
Doctor of Science in the field of optics
May 2010 - Rotterdam
March 2011 - Rotterdam
July 2012 Hellevoetsluis
May 2014 Venlo
July 2014 Budapesht
May 2016 Lelystad
July 2019 Zaandam