Elena Caravela: Illustrator, Instructor and Fine Artist

Elena Caravela: portrait of a girl painting

I’ve been following Elena’s blog since I started Make Something Mondays so I am honored to be featuring her work. She creates such beautiful paintings that seem to captivate you in that moment. I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!

About Elena Caravela

Elena attended The School of Visual Arts, where she earned her BFA.  She has worked as an illustrator, instructor and fine artist.

Elena has received numerous corporate and private portrait commissions and has exhibited work in a variety of genre and media. Most recently, two of her paintings were exhibited at the Principal Gallery’s “Women Painting Women show.  Her illustration work has been published in 3×3 Magazine for Contemporary Illustration and a collaborative illustration with a young artist was published in BIG Kids Magazine.  Elena has illustrated two award winning children’s picture books, The Birds of the Harbor, and A Night of Tamales and Roses.  She is the author of a non-fiction picture book about young female artists titled Portrait of a Girl and Her Art.

Love of art

The drive to make things;drawing, painting, and doodling in the beet juice on my plate, has always been an innate and consuming preoccupation for me. Shapes, values, color and composition run like a screensaver behind most everything I do, every day.  Although distracting at times, I am never bored.  And because I’ve not been able to satisfy the yearning to perfectly realize what I see, I am driven to make more things.  With every new effort, I hope to someday realize what I see in my mind’s eye.

You can find more of Elena’s work on her website, blog or Behance portfolio.

Elena Caravela colored figures painting Elena Caravela abstract girl painting Elena Caravela: girl in the clouds painting Elena Caravela: girl looking up painting Elena Caravela: old woman painting  Elena Caravela: rabbits dancing painting Elena Caravela: space girl painting Elena Caravela: blonde boy painting Elena Caravela: girl with freckles Elena Caravela: hand painting