Elena Eros


Elena Eros was born in Moscow, Russia. Her first art teacher was internationally known realist artist A. Motovilov. In 1971 she competed with thousands of other talented young people from all over Russia and after series of entry exams won a coveted place at the Faculty of Applied Art, Moscow University of Design and Technology, where she studied under renowned Russian Artists.

In 1973 Ms Eros was awarded an ‘Outstanding Student International Scholarship’, enabling her to continue her education at the Hungarian University of Art & Design in Budapest, Hungary, from where Elena Eros has MFA in Men' and Women' Fashion Design.

1980 Elena Eros was invited to work as a professor assistant at Moscow University of Design and Technology. Later Elena Eros moved back to Budapest , where she worked as a Fashion Trend Coordinator, Fashion Designer, Lecturer and Illustrator for Hungarian Fashion Institute, Portrait Artist in Residence for Hungarian Medical Society, background painter for “Pannonia Film Studios” and was a freelance Artist and an Art Instructor.

Ms Eros moved to Great Britain in 1996, where she became interested in horses and started to paint at Windsor & Ascot Race Courses, emphasizing decorative aspects of those spectacular events. Her popular “Hat” series have become her signature paintings with unique prospective and stylized impressionistic interpretation of spectators and horses. Ms Eros's paintings are in Corporate & Private Collections in Russia, Hungary, Germany, UK and the USA.

Ms Eros came to the USA in 2006 and won a Drawing Competition for American Artist Magazine with a Portrait Study of her Father. She is a member of Oil Painters of America & American Academy of Equine Art. Elena Eros takes Portrait Commissions, travels to locations for photo sessions and also works from Clients' photographs. Please contact for details: elenaeros@gmail.com or 480-646-0163

Selected Exhibitions:

2017 --- OPA 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2016 --- Salon Show, Oil Painters of America, Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

2016 --- Solo Exhibition, Olney Gallery, Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ

2015 --- American Academy of Equine Art, Spring Invitational, Lexington, KY

2014 --- The Horse...& a Whole Lot More”, Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA, Poster Award

2014 --- “The horse in Fine Art – 2014”, Invitational AAEA (American Academy of Equine Art Invitational, Spindletop Hall, Lexington, KY 2013 --- Equine Art

2013, Emerald Downs, WA, The Campbell Award for Oil Painting

2012 ---- Salon International, Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2011 ---- Merit of honor – Portrait Artists of Arizona, Juried Exhibition , Gamage Auditorium, Tempe, AZ

2010 ---- Judeo –Christian International Juried Online Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Special Recognition for two Paintings, Press Release.

2009 ---- “Blue, red …” – Juried exhibition, 2nd Place, SunDust Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ 2008 ---- “Go Figure”, Juried Exhibition, Brio Art Center, Scottsdale, AZ

2007 ---- Solo Exhibition, Superstition Mountain Museum, AJ, AZ 2006 ---- “Autumn Gold’ –2nd Place, the Mesa Art League & Mesa Symphony Orchestra, Juried Fine Art Show, Mesa Art Center, AZ.

2006 ---- “Shades of Pastel 2006”, National Juried Exhibition, the Maryland Pastel Society, St Charles Museum, Washington DC

2005 ---- Winner of the International Drawing Competition, American Artist Magazine, published in a winter issue of 2006