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Would you like to order a portrait?

I am happy to offer you hyperrealistic wool portrait. I have many years of experience in creating individual pieces of all kinds of subjects and animals. I’m able to create highly detailed pet portraits from wool using your own photograph. I will do all I can to make your shopping experience a pleasant one. Even if you live far away from me, It’s not a problem, I do worldwide shipping.

Find out more information about my work and you will see all the beautiful things I can do for you!

♻️ Plastic free, compostable & sustainable packaging

I work hard to make my little business as sustainable as I can. This includes the making of my work to the packaging and the materials that I use. It is always a work in progress to improve where I can.

Meet the Artist

I am Elena Bondar visual narrative artist and I make my paintings with wool. I live in a quiet place alone with nature, which is located in the middle of Finland. Earlier, I was professionally engaged in drawing, and since 2011 I have become enthusiastically felting wool in various ways. I love wet felting and needle felting too. In my work I combine techniques from other types of handcrafts.

I see each piece as a singular work of art. I find it satisfying to make functional items, so you can touch them in that context.

In 2010, I first became interested in painting with wool. It took me many years to find my style and my own way of drawing with this material. Throughout all these years, my one and only inspiration has been nature and animals. I have spent most of my life in the forest and it is simply impossible to remain indifferent to the beauty that surrounds me.

I make my paintings with wool, water and soap. This process takes a long time. However, no matter how long it takes, it is such an exciting process. I like to feel the texture of the natural materials. When my painting is ready, it embodies exactly the story that lived inside of me. I feel that sheep's wool, as part of nature, seems to help me create my Fantasy stories.

I really love to draw with wool. Mostly because I think it’s such a magnificent natural material, which is pleasant to the touch and allows me create something beautiful at the same time. With this material, I can reveal my inner world, so warm and so soft. I also feel that wool paintings can warm the souls of people who look at them. Very often people said me that my pieces look like they’re painted on canvas. That this it’s impossible to do this with the wool. But I’m delighted with such reactions, because this is proof that there are so many miracles in this world that we do not even suspect. They are so surprised and immediately want to come closer to make sure that it is really made of wool.

Wool is fun and Fantastic natural self-cleaning characteristic material to craft with and there is so much you can make!

My felt world keeps warmth and care of the nature. What could be more beautiful than having a piece of nature next to you, even in the city.

The themes of my paintings give a feeling of Harmony, warmth and comfort. The Viewer is immersed in an atmosphere of warmth and coziness, allowing a person to relax and feel freer from Everyday worries.

Your mind is a very powerful thing. It can be your best friend or your worst enemy. The fact is that your brain stores not only good memories, but also negative ones.
We can choose to reframe our thoughts and focus on the positives, allowing us to move forward in life with optimism and joy. Conscious visualization will help you with this. So I can capture a pleasant moment from your life and you will keep it always in front of your eyes. In this way, you will be able to attract more positive experiences into your life and you will feel better. Happy owners of my wool paintings confirm this fact. Turn your mind into your best friend!

The place and space design within the office environment or home plays an important role when thinking about the health and wellbeing of people. My felted paintings can help each of you to create the place where you are proud to stay ang feel yourself more comfortable and peaceful.

How do I make my portrait using wool?

💌 I would love to hear from you

Would you like to order a portrait, if you have doubts about how to order your artwork or if you have any specific question about the process of my work, just write me a message. I will consider all your ideas and magical adventures. If you don’t receive a reply from me within 48 hours, be sure to check your junk mail. If there is no email from me, email me directly at info@ellunhuopa.com or a private message via instagram or facebook.


I do my work to make your life more beautiful!

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Dali Mwagore
Dali Mwagore
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October 19, 2019 8:19 am

Hi Elaine, \ I saw a very good video on felt stones and I have gone through hundreds of youtube videos trying to understand the concept, but yours was the best… Read more »