“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.”
- Claude Monet
Elena at work
A Cosmopolitan Elena Guillaumin is a Russian born artist who splits her time between residing in France and Scotland. Her main studio is based in Edinburgh where she brings her artistic inspirations to life.
Between the ages of 12 to 15 years, Elena attended a School of Art in Russia but finally oriented her professional life towards Business. Albeit an interesting and successful career, her need for artistic expression, was being unmet. Hence, she enrolled at the Laoust Art Academy, PARIS, 2009-2012 under the direction of Hannah A. Laoust; artist, sculptor, painter and dancer. To this day, the course has been a unique and solid foundation which underpins both Elena's inspiration and creativity and one which has accelerated her present position as an independent artist. Elena's beautiful artworks are now in private collections in France, USA, UK, Italy and Spain and are in great demand by a growing UK and International clientele...

As Elena Guillaumin, who is represented by Edelweiss Art Studio, explains:

"The style of my work could vary depending on the subject, but I am definitely inspired by the Impressionism movement. While working on a painting, I am trying to capture the ephemerality of nature and preserve it within the picture plan.

Since moving to Scotland – nature is obviously my biggest source of interest. I love to paint landscapes, seascapes and flowers as they provide a rich palette of texture and colour. In particular, I love to observe the movement of light; it’s many variations, affecting and changing my perception of the same scenario. My paintings are the emotional response to what I am observing in the real world. Some of my work is more abstract; lending itself to a natural simplicity as I experiment with new colours or different techniques.

Scotland is a wonderful country, steeped in history, rich in it’s incredible and beautiful landscapes offering an extraordinary palette of naturel colours; an artist’s dream!"