Artist: Elena Gunderson
Title: Dearly Beloved
Mixed Media on Paper (unframed)
18” x 24”
Elena Gunderson is an artist working within the Denver scene. Born and raised in Denver, her passion for art developed at an early age. Her focus on her craft never diminished through her blunder years, and continued to grow and evolve. Elena attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, graduating in 2012; she received her BFA with an emphasis in illustration. After graduating from RMCAD, Elena began to showcase her work within the Denver art scene, and has become known for her strong use of color, and imaginative portraits. Whilst Elena does not limit herself to any material, most of her work is done in wet media, particularly gouache, ink, and watercolors. Her visual inspirations draw from vintage photography, pulp art, and the obscure. Her personal insights on the human experience often lend to a sense of humor within her work, and at times emotionality. When Elena isn’t painting or working, she enjoys a cold beer, and the company of her loving boyfriend, Dano, and dogs, Johnny and Noodle.