Elena Šiková Halická
alias Astrid

2011: Masters degree at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech republic

2012: Bachelor of Arts degree at the Institute of Creative Photography FPF Silesian University in Opava, Czech republic

My Story

I’m Elena and I’ve been fascinated by the drawing mastery since I was little. But instead of the pencil, I started “drawing” with my camera when I was 16 years old.

Photography became a tool to make my visual ideas alive.

I created various photo collages and montages , I expressed my emotions with self-portraits , and while outside on various trips , I enjoyed the landscape and architecture around me much more thanks to the camera in my hands.

Later, I also studied photography at the university , and even today it is an inseparable part of my life when documenting our family life.

During the boom of coloring books , I succumbed to their charm as well. I bought quality coloring pencils and embarked on exploring the magic of colors. Soon, that wasn’t enough for me, and I started experimenting with acrylic and watercolor painting. Both techniques captivated me, each in its own way. Currently, I have focused more on acrylics due to the number of possibilities how to work with different structures and patterns . There’s always something new for me to discover, to try; it’s a wonderful form of relaxation for me.