Meditative explorations of water light and ever changing fluid surfaces work as inspiration. My process is drawn from memory, Emotionally driven- absorbing power, energy and the beauty of my subject... Later to be expressed in my studio.
Creating intuitively is liberating, in-turn the viewer is free to have their own vision, interpretation gleaned from experience, nostalgia or see their world in a different way...

-Elena Madden









Columbia, SC


 BFA Savannah college of Art and Design, Savannah, GA


 Best of Show Telfair Museum of Art, Juried Exhibition Savannah, GA

 Frances Larkin McCommon Scholarship

 Gold Key Art Award, Presented by Scholastic Art Awards

 Governor's School for the Arts



  • Brickworks Gallery Atlanta, GA

  • The UMSTEAD gallery Hall Cary, NC

  • Location Galley Savannah, GA 

  • Chasen Galleries Richmond

  • 2Cargarage Contemporary art gallery Savannah

  • Firehouse Gallery Darmariscotta, Maine

  • Reign Gallery Newport, RI

  •  Savannah Gallery Atlanta

  • Center of the Earth gallery Charlotte

  • RED Gallery Savannah

  •  I. Pickney Simons Gallery, Beaufort, SC

  •  Golden Pacific Arts, San Diego

  • Fogle Fine Art, Jacksonville

  •  Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill

  • Arnold Gallery, Aiken, SC

  •  Juried Alumni Ex Libris Gallery, Savannah

  • City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC

  •  Cameo Art Gallery, Columbia, SC

  •  Elkenahs’s Gallery, Jackson, TN

  • Midtown Gallery, Nashville



  • Sheraton Bay Point, FL

  • The UMSTEAD hotel and spa Cary, NC

  • The Tower at Williams Square, Houston, TX

  • The Westin Abu Dhabi 

  • SCRUB Island Resort British Virgin Islands

  • Kathryn Erbe NY, NY

  • Westin Resort Savannah

  • Marina Del Ray Ritz Carlton

  • SAS Institute

  • The Columbia Convention Center

  • JW Marriott in Minneapolis, MN

  • JW Marriott Newport Beach, CA

  • Chicago Four Seasons

  • Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, GA

  • Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Paula Wallace, Savannah, GA

  • Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer, Columbia, SC

  • The Tennessee Valley Authority

  • Strategic Resources, Columbia, SC

  • Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, SC

  • Allegra, Columbia, SC

  • Wilder Realty, Chapin, SC

  • KMC Telecom, Columbia, SC

  • Bell South, Columbia, SC

  • Capital Associates, Cary, NC

  • ALLTEL Stadium Jacksonville,FL.

  • Jacksonville Port, Jacksonville, FL.

  • Liberty Property Trust, Horsham, PA