Russian by birth, Alena Vavilina grew up in Moscow. School of Academic Art in Moscow gave AV the formal skills and knowledge about art. A key source of inspiration for Vavilina is Vincent Van Gogh, and his quote, “I dream my painting and then I paint my dream…” represents the verbal expression of her work. AV’s focus is primarily nature; with inspirational scenes from sky, clouds, butterflies and flowers. She has always been fascinated by the elements of nature and how this nature is represented in art by other cultures.
Most of her artworks are in the mixed media style. Mainly, AV is working with water color, ink, silver or gold leaf on paper. Such an interesting combination of media gives her an opportunity to create layering texture and unique style in her artwork.