We had the good fortune of connecting with Elena Karavodin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elena, what role does tech play in your business?
Technology plays many roles in my art. Starting at the creation of my art, I use tools such as sketching on my iPad to piecing together ideas and visions, even testing various compositions. Implementing this process has a satisfying immediacy, which comes in handy when I have a limited amount of time to create. Once, I have a vague idea created, I can use that as a rough reference for a new painting. On the business side of art, technology is incredible important. Creating a space where my art can be seen and sold, via my personal website, or submissions to galleries and shows. All of these venues are strictly online. Also, Instagram and Facebook have been key tools to building an audience. Currently, I am trying to teach myself the basics of film and editing to create videos of my art/process, to post online. It is wonderful to know that many people enjoy watching how art is made. As always, I’m researching and testing the numerous ways to get my art to the public, and the use of technology is really the best way to do that.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an Artist that works mostly in traditional oil painting. My passion is creating art that tells a story, which may be an echo from my old Illustration roots. Currently, I am focusing on portraying diverse vignettes of the female experience. While, sometimes drawing from various inspirations in my own life. My aim with my art, is to show the beauty and complexity that all women possess. With luck, I am creating art that the viewer is able to connect with in a closer and more personal way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Anything outdoors. The beach, the mountains, the lagoons.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery in Escondido, CA