About Elena

Canadian illustrator Elena Skoreyko Wagner completed an honours BFA in studio art from York University in Toronto, Canada in 2006. She spent the next decade meeting fascinating people and gathering insight and inspiration through a labyrinth of odd jobs, travel, a MSc in occupational therapy, an overseas move, and motherhood times two.

She works freelance, creating images and animations using primarily hand-cut paper collage. Her bright, intricate illustrations often depict women and children and draw on her occupational therapy background, touching gently on themes around mental health, women’s health, wellness, and social justice.

Elena now lives in York, UK with her husband and two young children. She can be found most days either nestled in her studio beneath the old city wall, happily engulfed in a rainbow tornado of paper snippets, or on the move between museums and playgrounds with two sparkly little people in tow!

She is available for commissions, and would probably be delighted to work with you!

She can be contacted HERE.