Elena Davydova, grand grand grand grand granddaughter of Joseph Bové, was born in Moscow in 1961. Her drawing and singing began since early childhood.
In 1973 she enters for the first time the art studio of Galina Rozhdestvenskaya. There, an interest in both working with a large canvas, and study of the mysterious language of painting and colour structures was born.
She studies in Moscow Architect Institute from 1978 to 1984. The strict school of
academic drawing and an exciting world of architectural projects opened before Elena new creative possibilities. In her coursework she constantly tries to find unorthodox artistic solutions when working with architectural assignments.
1984 marks the beginning of her independent creativity. Elena paints, teaches art, leads a choir and takes part in several exhibitions, including Central House of Artists and Young Persons Palace.
In 1995 her first personal exhibition takes place. 100 paintings were eventually chosen from a backlog of 10 creative years to present at the show.
In the years that followed, 5 exhibitions saw more than 130 new works presented to the public. Amongst them paintings done when travelling the world, portraits of friends and family, and still life.
Elena’s life is now occupied with painting and architectural projects. She currently simultaneously operates from her two favourite cities – Moscow and London.