Yelena Bryksenkova is an artist native of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, who studied illustration in Maryland and decorative arts in Prague. She lives now in New England, where she works as freelance illustrator. Influence of Russia is visible in her work, where majestic phoenix bloom in fairy gardens. She transmits her love for everyday life’s objects, for home, but also for more magic, mysterious and melancholic themes through her watercolors or her acryla gouache illustrations.