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 gathering insight and inspiration through a labyrinth of odd jobs, travel, a MSc in occupational therapy, an overseas move, and motherhood times two.

Elena tends towards bright, intimate, intricate hand-cut paper collages celebrating magic in the ordinary. Her illustrations often depict women and children and frequently draw on her occupational therapy background, touching gently on mental health issues, women’s health, wellness, and social issues.

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 be delighted to hear from you.

She can be contacted HERE.