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Young And Handsome - Kookaburra by Elena Kolotusha

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DIMENSIONS (Height - 57.00 cm X Width - 72.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Pastel on Paper
GENRE Animals
REGISTERED NRN # 000-1419-0290-01
COPYRIGHT © Elena Kolotusha


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Artist: Elena Kolotusha


Elena (Yelena) Kolotusha was born in former USSR. She started her career as a Visual Arts teacher in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan) after graduating from Pedagogical University of Kazakhstan (Graphic Arts Department). In 1998 she moved with her family to Australia where after some years she continued to carry forward as an artist. From 2004 Elena took part in numerous group art shows and exhibitions and won numerous awards. Her artworks were also published in "Australian Artist" and "Artist's Palette" magazines, as well as in some national and international art publications. She is Fellow Member of Australian Guild of Realis Artists and Signature member of International Society of Scratchboard Artists.

Some of Elena's achievements include:

      • Winner - Australian Art Excellence Awards Exhibition 2012, Agra Galleries Camberwell Vic

      • 1st Prize - Australian Artist magazine 2012 "Still Life & Florals" challenge No 50

      • Finalist and Highly Commended - Mortimore Art Prize 2012, Dubbo NSW

      • "Best Pastel" - Bayside Art Show 2012, Brighton Vic  

      • "Best Work on Paper" - Great Art Show SE Arts Festival 2012, Berwick Vic

      • "Best in Show" - The Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Prize 2012 AGRA Galleries

      •  "1st Prize" - Swamp District Art Show 2011 ( Koo Wee Rup, Vic)

      •  "Eutick Memorial Still Life Award" 2011 - finalist, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery NSW

      • "Best Painting" -  Spring  Exhibition 2011 AGRA Galleries

      • "The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize" 2011 SA Museum - finalist and Highly Commended

      • "2nd Prize" - Australian Artist magazine Art Prize Challenge No 44, 2011

      • "Local Artist Award" and "People's Choice Award"  - Yakkerboo Art Festival 2011

      • "BestStill Life any medium and priced over $1000" - Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2011

      • "Best Painting" - Spring  Exhibition 2010, AGRA Galleries

      • "Best Work - any mediumnot exceeding $1500" - Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2010

      • "Best Painting not exceeding $750" - Bayside Art Show 2008 (Brighton, Vic)

      •  "Equitana Asia Pacific Art Prize" 2008 - finalist

      • "Encouragement Award" - Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2008

      • "Patron Choice Award" - Frankston Arts Centre Community Exhibition 2007

      • "Framing Award" - Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2006