Elena Eros was born in Moscow, Russia. Her first art teacher was internationally known artist A. Motovilov. In 1971 she competed with thousands of other talented young people 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 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 earned MFA in Men's and Women' Fashion Design.
In 1980 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.
Elena 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 ?Hats? series have become her signature paintings with unique perspective 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 & in the Art Galleries.
Elena Eros came to the USA in 2006 and won International Drawing Competition for American Artist Magazine with a Portrait Study of her Father, which was published in winter 2006 issue. She is a member of Arizona Artist Guild, Portrait Artists of Arizona, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Oil Painters of America, American Academy of Equine Art, American Impressionist Society and International Guild of Realism. Elena Er?s has been teaching Drawing & Painting in Schools, Colleges, Community and Art Centers. Eros is a numerous awards winner, she exhibits Nationally & Internationally. Her paintings are in private, corporate Collections, Museums and Art Galleries Nationally and Internationally.
2021 --- Biennale, National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head Island, SC
2021 --- Arizona Pastel Artists Association, National Juried Online Show.
2021 --- International Guild of Realism, 2021Spring Online Juried Show.
2020 --- Phippen Museum, Prescott, 7th Annual Hold Your Horses! Invitational Exhibition.
2020 --- International Guild of Realism, 2020 Spring Salon Online Exhibition
2020 --- American Academy of Equine Art, Annual Juried Exhibition, Aiken Center for the Arts
2020 --- Glendale Art Counsel Juried Exhibition, Glendale, AZ
2020 --- ?With Angels and Archangels?, Juried Exhibition of Sacred Visual Art, Concordia
Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2019 --- ?America's Horse in Art?, Invitational Exhibition & Auction, American Quarter Horse
Museum & Hall of Fame, Amarillo, Texas
2019 --- ?Hold your horses!?, Invitational Exhibition, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ
2019 --- ?Equine Art 2019? The Campbell Award for oil, 3rd Place, Washington Thoroughbred
Foundation, Emerald Downs, WA
2019 --- Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Juried Artist
2018 --- Equine Art 2018, The Campbell Award for Oil, Emerald Downs, Auburn, Washington
2017 --- 7th Annual Online, Plein Air Salon Art Competition (?Blue Rhapsody?), Plein Air Magazine
2017 --- Sola, Grace-Faith-Scripture, National Juried Exhibition of Sacred Visual Art, Good Shepherd
Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2017 --- Oil Painters of America 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition (?Tender Beauty?),
Eisele Gallery Cincinnati, OH
2016 --- Salon Show of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America (?Hunter?), Castle Gallery,
Fort Wayne, IN
2015 --- American Academy of Equine Art, Invitational Juried, Spindletop Hall, Lexington, KY
2014 --- The Horse...& a Whole Lot More?, Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA, Poster Award
2013 --- Equine Art 2013, 1st Place, 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 --- 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