London-based Spanish painter and photographer Elena Gual Baquera creates fascinating impasto paintings of female figures that explore the diversity of their beauty.
Building on the techniques I learned there, I have worked to develop my own style, striving to encompass the basic tenets of academic work and classic painters. I attempt to translate their understanding of anatomy, composition and light using my own approach. As a self-taught photographer, I explore the connection between photography and paintings. I create paintings from my own photographs, yet there are also instances where I believe that a photograph cannot be improved and should be left as such.Elena Gual Baquera