Spanish, b. 1994
Elena Gual was trained as a classic painter at the Florence Academy of Art, followed by prestigious courses at Central Saint Martin’s and the Royal Academy in London. Even though Elena is based in London, she still spends lots of time in Mallorca, where she has also set up a studio. The studio, based in the Balearic Islands, connects her with her Mediterranean roots, which are strongly implied in the light and colours of her paintings. From a charcoal drawing, to thick and expressive strokes on canvas, applied with a palette knife. Elena finds a strong inspiration in the female figures she comes across while traveling around the world. Driven to highlight the unique and natural beauty of the female body and culture, she creates vivid portraits of very diverse women.
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