Eleny draws inspiration from many different sources. Always bearing her signature Brazilian style, she playfully mixes diverse influences such as Emille Gallet glass vases with indigenous motifs, vintage Brazilian fabrics with Latin Music album covers, antique laces with exotic tropical florals
Initially working from original sketches, she then adds different techniques such as painting, paper cut-outs, free stitching, photography and digital media to the final creation of her designs.
Already beginning to apply her designs on fifferent surfaces such as textiles, ceramics and wallpaper, Eleny is now aiming to delve deeper into new designs concepts and innovative use of materials.
After participating in the 'New Designers' exhibition in London, Eleny worked at The Print Tank Studio, designing textile prints to be sold at various international trade fairs. Recently back in Rio de Janeiro, she now creates her designs and illustrations in the trendy Botannical Garden area.
Edexcel Diploma in 'Foundation in Arts and Design', City Lit Institute 2005 FDA in 'Surface Design' London College of Communication, London 2007