Elena Shumakova is a graduate of People’s Art University in Moscow. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Elena is a regular participant of Russian and international art exhibitions. Her favorite genre is stillife – that’s where she achieved an incredible truthfulness, picturing common objects: sometimes with admiration, sometimes with a smile and subtle humor – and always with love. With love to people who would see her works and discover together with her the beauty of everyday life and humble objects that surround us. Elena Shumakova was awarded the Silver Medal of the Union of Artists of Russia for her contribution to Russian culture.