Maria Elena Anaya
Argentine-born artist, Maria Elena Laurinavicius Anaya, has studied abstract painting techniques with her friend and mentor, Pam Schader, an established painter, artist, and art educator in Southern California.
In addition to attending a recent workshop with abstract artist Katherine Chang Liu, Elena has also participated in other workshops on abstractionism and representational painting and drawing, as well as group lessons and art shows.
An extensive career in the airline industry, followed by a ten year career in graphics, web design, and renderings, has led Elena to her dream- to apply her creativity with colors and brushstrokes in this visual medium of Art.
Her paintings are an expression of her inner states, perceptions, faded dreams, and imprints of her memories. Many of her works have been painted with layers of hidden messages to be discovered. She is a quiet soul but with a bold message. Elena finds inspiration in memories of her early years in Argentina and the effect of changing light on the natural world.