Welcome to my little treasure box! My name is Elena and I'm the artist behind Dreamy Me.
I am a self-taught illustrator who studied architecture in Barcelona and moved to London in 2000 where I currently live.
I started my career as an artist after having my children and reconnecting with the wonderful world of childhood. I then decided it was never too late to take the lead of my own life and do what I loved. What I loved and really wanted to do at the time was to be a children's book illustrator. More than that! I wanted to be the next big thing in world children's illustration! In only one year, I made 3 book dummies completed with stories and illustrations. I was ready to take over the illustration world! -sadly I never managed to find a publisher interested in them.
With a few prints of those early stories, I opened my Etsy shop in 2011. Since then my art has developed in many new directions. Because of my background in architecture I approach my work from design and composition. Because of my love of literature and philosophy, stories and ideas are a constant source of inspiration. I combine abstract shapes and patterns with figurative elements. I like working in layers, very often superposing unrelated motives that in this way seem to acquire new meanings.
I always work manually. My favourite mediums are watercolour and ink because of their luminosity and fluidity. Working by hand, spreading colour on a piece of paper, fills my soul with joy. I hope to be able to share this feeling with you!