Lena grew up in Belarus where she graduated from the Glebov Art School in Minsk. She came to the United States in 1994 where she lives now with her family. Lena received her BFA in Illustration at the University at Buffalo, and completed her MA in Illustration at the Syracuse University. Lena' passion is to tell stories with pictures. She likes to create a magical and poetic world in her illustrations that appeal to children and adults alike. Lena' work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and appeared in numerous Art Shows and National Juried Exhibition.