Elvira Kravenkova was born in Russia where she lived and worked in Moscow until her immigration to Canada.
She has been passionate about fine arts ever since her childhood. She took art classes in her middle and secondary school years and was a several time winner of Children Art Contests in her home city in Russia.
In the early 1990s, her paintings were exhibited in Moscow, Russia.
Although Elvira got her formal education in science and medicine, she has never given up her passion and continued to experiment with different art mediums. Her life experience has now transferred into her paintings which tell different stories. Elvira uses different mediums and styles to create her art works.
In 1998, Elvira has relocated to Canada where she’s got private art lessons with amazing artists and educators Anatoli Badriashvilli (Badri) and Mandy Boursicot, which enhanced her progress in graphics and painting techniques.
She currently lives in Port Moody, BC where she gets inspiration from beautiful nature and people around her.
Since 2013 she has been a proud Active Member of The Federation of Canadian Artists and has started exhibiting her artworks building up her artistic career.
Since September 2013 she became a member of The Vancouver Life Drawing Society.
Her works are in private collections in Australia, Canada and Italy.
Elvira started to show her artworks again in 2013 at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery.
March 2013 – Still Life juried show at The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
November 2013 – Ten Squared (Federation of Canadian Artists group show)
January 2014 – The Federation of Canadian Artists Active Members show
June – July 2014 – Master Copies Group Show
November 3-28 2014 – Being Human (Life Drawing Society Members Show)
November 18-20 2014 – Ten Squared (The Federation of Canadian Artists group show)
January 7-18 2015 – The Federation of Canadian Artists Active Members Show
June 26 – August 2015 – Figurative Drawings Group Show
June 29- Sept 1 2015 – Limitless 2015 (The Federation of Canadian Artists juried online show)
2013 Still Life – The Federation of Canadian Artists juried show finalist
2015 Limitless -The Federation of Canadian Artists juried show finalist