Elena attended The School of Visual Arts, where she earned her BFA. She has worked as an illustrator, instructor and fine artist.
Elena Caravela has received numerous corporate and private portrait commissions and has exhibited work in a variety of genre and media. Her illustration work has been published most recently in 3×3 Magazine for Contemporary Illustration and a collaborative illustration with a young artist was published in BIG Kids Magazine. Elena has illustrated two award winning children’s picture books, The Birds of the Harbor, and A Night of Tamales and Roses. She is the author of a non-fiction picture book about young female artists titled Portrait of a Girl and Her Art.
Elena exhibited in “Women Painting Women” Principal Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina 2014