Elena was born in November 1987 in Kavala. She left for Athens to study Occupational Therapy, where she stayed for years and then she worked in Thessaloniki. Returning to Kavala, she founded “Playwork”, working in the field of Occupational Therapy for children. She always painted, without ever receiving guidance and training. She is inspired by human everyday situations and personal feelings, which she tries to capture with immediacy and color. Usually she sees or imagines something, she thinks of it as a photograph and she depicts it.