Elena Protsenko grew up in sunny Kazakhstan and maybe that's why she is sunny herself, despite all the difficulties of life. Because of children's cerebral palsy Elena started walking only at eighteen. Her hands still remain naughty, Lena does everything with her feet - and draws too. At first it was childishly awkward florets and houses, and only in her teens she started serious studies with a teacher from an isoclass, then there were self-teaching books and a few months of studying at the Aktobe Art Lyceum.
Now Elena works mainly in oils and coloured pencils.
Another of Elena's hobbies is poetry and short stories - light and romantic stories about people like herself. She also worked for the magazine "Different People", and in mid-2012 she moved to her future husband Alexander Ryabinin whom she met in VK, and lived for five and a half happy years in the small village of Titan in northern Russia.
12.01.2018g. happiness was suddenly cut short - Sasha did not wake up...
Lena had to move to her sister in Petrozavodsk, but her heart forever remained in Khibiny, so in November of the same year, two months after her participation in the international beauty and talent contest "Nevskaya Krasa 2018" (where she received 2 titles: "Miss Talent" and "Miss Royal Choice") Lena returned to her favorite North.
Now the girl lives in Apatity. She loves and is loved again. Again she is happy and again lives a full life painting her sunny pictures.
In the summer of 2021, Lenin's paintings became the "Mugs for Happiness" brand and are flying around the world on mugs, shopping bags and car cups.