About the Artist & Coach

Yelena Joy, MD : My childhood dream was to become an author,coach and illustrator. I am now living this dream and evoking new creations as I go.

What I like about art is creation and transformation. I can see how a blank piece of paper transforms into a new painting or pieces of material create a unique quilt. Creating art is such a close metaphor for creating life. We create ourselves every day and transform our lives as we choose to.

Maybe this is why after retiring from medicine, I am delighted to coach clients who are both seeking to realize who they really are and willing to radically reinvent them-selves according to what they find.

I see magic in transformation and we are the most magnificent art piece we will ever create.

To read more about coaching and private art lessons click here.

Born in the industrial Siberian city of Omsk, I am the youngest of three children. I’ve been drawing since I first held a pencil. My only formal training in art was at a Russian art school for kids. As a child my work was exhibited in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia. I went on to work for many years as a pediatrician and medical psychologist, creating art in my spare time.

I relocated to California in 2001. I find the essential expression of my life and joy in creating art and coaching people to discover their magnificence.

I express myself in a variety of media and styles. I especially delight in creating custom work that captures the essence of my subject. My newest creation is Heart Art Experience. Please click on “See You Heart through Healing art.”

“See your heart through Healing Art” is an once-in-a-lifetime experience of unveiling your greatest gifts

  • allowing you to see yourself as a powerful creator and live your life from that space,
  •  unlock your potential and create unique transformational rout to accomplish your dreams.

As a result of this experience, you will

  • know yourself more fully
  •  be able to easily articulate your genius
  •  free up your creative energy,
  •  directly apply your skills to your work,
  •  and generate more abundance, joy and success as you radiate your joyful power around you.


My favorite media include:

  • Watercolor
  • Oil
  • Acrylic
  • Charcoal
  • Mixed media
  • Quilting

Subject Matter & Style

  • Portraits (people & animals)
  • Still life
  • Abstracts
  • Charcoal
  • Landscapes
  • Murals, public & private

For custom artwork, please email me and we’ll set up an appointment via phone, Skype, or in person. You may also wish to visit my Facebook page.