The Artworks of Elena Nabokova
My name is Elena and I’m an artist living and working in Philadelphia, USA. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been passionate about art. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always carried an album or notebook with me whenever I go, just to not miss an opportunity to capture things in nature and moments of everyday life. And that’s what my paintings are about now: about little things in everyday life that sometimes get overlooked, about the beauty of the world that surrounds us, and most of all about human nature. That’s what fascinates me the most-our nature and how we connect with the world, our emotions and feelings, and what lies behind it. I truly believe that emotion is the most beautiful and pure thing in the world and I’m ready to spend a lifetime trying to capture it on the canvas. ~ @elenanabokova
“A New Day” oil on canvas, 2021
“After swim” acrylic on paper, 2021
Entering the World of Dreams (2020)
“Reflection” acrylic on panel, 2020
“Reminder” oil on panel, 2019
“A reminder of what?” – you might ask. We all get those moments of doubts, uncertainty, or even desperation from time to time. In those vulnerable minutes more than ever we need something to remind us, how strong our will is,a reminder, that it is possible, against all odds, to reach our golden dreams. At least, that’s how I felt painting it. I hope that’s how you feel by looking at it.
“Still life with sunflowers and books” oil on canvas, 2021
It’s little things that make some place a home: flowers, books, handwritten notes and pictures, little details that bring warmth and coziness. And I wanted to capture this feeling, feeling of home.
“Walking through Antelope Canyon” acrylic on paper, 2021
“You too must seek the sun” oil on panel, 2019
“Scene across the street” acrylic on paper, 2021
I was going through old photos and found one that inspired me to make this painting. It was the last day of my first trip to the US, 6 years ago. I was in New York, sitting in the café across the street from some jazz club. I remember looking out the window, seeing that red car and musicians playing in the neon light…I thought: “This is New York how I imagined it, this is what I’ve seen in movies, and now I’m here!”. So I took a photo of that scene and after all these years it’s still one of my favorite pictures. And now it’s one of my favorite paintings.