Olena was born in UA into an artistic family with both parents professionally trained in draftsmanship. Olena started training in watercolor under famous UA artist Gregory Cherneta at the age of 5 years old, and further art education by completing with Honors Watercolor Art School in Dnepr, UA. After relocating to USA, Olena completed Master of Fine Arts at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California.

Olena has studio in San Francisco, CA with Art Explosion  and participating in Art Span and Art Explosion shows. Olena works on gallery and commissioned work, and currently represented by San Francisco City Art Gallery. She is inspired by San Francisco’s streetscapes and often can be found painting at different locations in the city.

Olena is teaching private and group classes at Steveolena.com, if you would like to book a class, please view schedule at Steveolena.com or use Contact page to send direct message.

Steveolena.com is founded by classically trained San Francisco artists with a passion to bring back the craft of drawing and painting for kids, Steve Olena Studio offers a variety of classes for kids in the vibrant and historical Mission neighborhood. Classes for portrait drawing, animal and creature design will enable a deep dive into the craftsmanship of visual arts.


Education: Master of Fine Arts – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA USA

medium: Oils, Watercolor, Digital