In 2011, the prestigious Canadian "Artists for Conservation" Foundation chose her to become one of their select group of 500 artists from around the world who work for the conservation and protection of species at risk of extinction.
In 2012, she was selected, along with fourteen other international artists, to participate in the "Japan Wildlife Center Wildlife Fine Art Exhibition" at the Machida Museum of Graphic Arts in Tokyo.
Since 2012, she has had a permanent exhibition in a gallery in Milan, Italy at Via Madonnina 4, in the Brera district. Her works are very popular and are currently held in private collections in Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Scotland, Canada, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.
Wildlife Art is an artistic trend that is becoming increasingly well represented, among both artists and art lovers. The artists in this movement have the common desire to translate the fascinating world of animals and its environment in their realistic paintings.
The realism of their work is often so extreme that it is hard to distinguish it from photographs. Upon close examination, however, one realizes how these paintings testify to the artists’ enthusiasm for nature. The accuracy and thoroughness of their work, through their passion for nature and belief that every detail expresses a form of art, is understood as a testimony of wild and untouched nature. Art, according to these artists, can only be a contemplation and imitation of nature. Wildlife Art could therefore be defined as a Trompe l'oeil of nature, since it deceives the viewer’s eye and offers society a new relationship with nature, based on contemplation and respect.
2012 - Japan -
2011 - England -
The most famous english magazine dedicate to Wildlife Art, published quarterly by Ken Stroud and distributed in 18 countries for over ten years, published on December issue, Vol 11, a long a long interview dedicated to Elena Ballarini entitled:
2011 - Canada -
Best of Worldwide Wildlife and Animal Artists Vol.1
The prestigious American publishing house, "Kennedy Publishing," has published a new art book: "Best of Worldwide Wildlife and Animal Artists Vol 1" featuring the selected works of 50 international artists dedicated to painting Wildlife. Three paintings of Elena Ballarini are illustrated at pages 15 and 16.
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