Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elena Gutierrez lets nothing stand between herself and her passions. Having studied art in Guadalajara, Mexico, and basically as self-thaught; she is currently working in Spokane, Washington, Elena is deeply proud of her Mexican roots and culture. Her acrylic paintings are indeed an expression of the soul. She describes her process as letting her spirit go, working intuitively, experimenting with colors and textures, and above all else, she says, “Listening to what the painting wants me to say.”
For Elena, abstract expressionism is a natural way to communicate a spiritual experience to her audience. Her inspiration is found in her feelings, her spirit, nature, literature, music, artwork, children, travel, and the everyday interactions of those around her. Her paintings are profound messages of love, passion, joy, expansion, gratitude and appreciation.
Elena as self-style spontaneous abstract expressionist painter loves to paint with music, “Music is a very important element when I am working, makes me feel deeply connected with my Inner Being”. Elena says.
“For me, it is a thrill to paint,” Elena says, “to develop my creativity, my imagination and intuition —living, flying, dreaming, and revealing my spirit.”