My name is Elena Piedra
Elena Piedra, born in Ecuador, came to Los Angeles to study English and Arts.  She always liked to draw people and anything related to clothes, so she decided to go at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she had as one of her instructor of Fashion Illustration the famous artist and Fashion Illustrator, Nancy Riegelman.  She graduated as a Fashion Designer in 1983.

Always in love with art and its many expressions, she stayed in Los Angeles where she took Post-Graduate courses in Color Theory and Interior Decorations at Los Angeles City College while still focusing in fashion illustrations, later on expanding her work to watercolors, charcoals, pencil, acrylics and gel mediums.
In the past few years, Elena’s mentor, commercial illustrator Nora Koerber (B.F.A/ Art Center College of Design), has helped her expand her artistic career while she is currently working in a Watercolor/collage Fashion and Bridal Illustration collections with dramatic backgrounds that make her illustrations truly unique.