Artist's Back to Basics

Elena Parashko Gallery

Elena Parashko Gallery was established in 2004 – initially as an online gallery at www.elenaparashko.com – and has since evolved into much more. Beginning with an online gallery was an affordable and manageable way to establish myself as an emerging artist. Having a website means that location and distance is no obstacle as people from anywhere in the world can view and purchase my artworks.

My collection of paintings online also acts as a virtual portfolio for anyone who would like to review my work. This includes other galleries who are considering representing me and clients who wish to commission me to paint something special for them. The online collection is a good representation of

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