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New Impressionist Master Elena Bond Makes Local Debut in Stone Harbor

Ocean Galleries is thrilled to announce that internationally renowned artist Elena Bond will make her debut appearance in Stone Harbor with her “New Impressionism” with exclusive receptions with the artist from 7:00pm to 10:00pm each evening. (Exhibit is free, open to the public, and all works will be available for acquisition.)

“It’s an honor to introduce our community to an artist of Elena’s caliber,” says Ocean Galleries’ owner Kim Miller. “You get such a sense of joy when you look at her pieces. Her technique and creativity convey freedom, peace, love, hope, and happiness. It all shines through her incredible paintings.”

Bond’s talent has earned her fans and collectors all over the globe, as well as the respect of the art world. In fact, she counts the grandson of French visual artist, Henri Matisse, as an admirer of her work. “I see Elena as one of the key artists in modern impressionism, pushing the boundaries of the movement in a way that hasn’t been done previously,” says Pierre Henri Matisse. “She uses her impeccable taste in a very subtle, sophisticated way, creating intense harmonies in her paintings as she keeps the contrast between color and value dynamically balanced.”

Her signature style comes from painting with only a palette knife. Unlike the soft brushstrokes of past Impressionists, Bond’s confident sweeps of the palette knife lend vibrancy and motion to paintings that resonate with light, color, and energy. While images blur, emotions clarify.

Elena Bond’s unique style is a product of her intense and interesting life. Born into a family of artists in Samsara, Russia in the 1960s, she travelled and moved frequently as a child, due to her stepfather’s career as a military doctor. Attending her first art school at the age of 11, she went on to earn a degree in Scenic Design from the State College of Art in Uzbekistan, and a master’s degree in Fine Art from the Academy of Art. This strong foundation of classical training provided the anchor for her creative spirit and innovative technique to fly freely.

In fact, freedom is a theme in her art and life. As an artist is Russia, she could only dream of a life in America. Then fate intervened when she won a Green Card lottery and left Russia for the United States. Today, she lives and works in Miami with her husband and two children.

Her art reflects this remarkable journey. “The way she paints, she projects freedom,” says Miller. “Everything is positive. Her subject matter is very diverse. While my attraction to her work began with the beach and sand, her cityscapes are also spectacular, and her ballerinas are beautiful. Her paintings have great harmonies and their contrast between color and value is so balanced,” says Miller. “She always creates a really dynamic piece of art.”

In addition to showcasing her paintings, Miller is also excited to introduce Elena Bond to art enthusiasts during the artist receptions. “Beyond the art, Elena Bond is full of humility and graciousness,” says Miller. She’s just an incredible human being and I can’t wait for people to come to the gallery to experience her art and meet her.”



August 5, 2023


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm



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9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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