Elena Ventura

About Artist

I was born in the Philippines where I grew up and obtained my Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, and have been painting off and on over the years.

I have been working as a graphic artist before I came to Australia with my husband and daughter in 1991. However it was not until 2005 when I started joining art groups and started painting again.

When I entered the Pine Rivers Art Awards 2005 for the first time I won the major prize that year, and it was followed by other awards. My artwork was also a finalist at the Doug Moran Portrait Prize in 2009.

I like using loose brushstrokes and I enjoy working with acrylics, watercolour, oils pastel and charcoal.

I work on a variety of subjects but I love working with figures and portraits most of all.