My whole progression in art and painting has been parallel to my personal growth or transformation – my own journey of growing into a more authentic, more fully self-expressed me.

—Elana Kundell

Taking Risks, Doing Your Thing, and Making What Really Matters

Elana Kundell is a painter, teacher, and odd-job hustler. Her artwork can be found in collections around the world and has been exhibited in venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in LA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Artists Gallery, the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and galleries in the United States and Korea. She lives in the Los Angeles area.


“I’ve heard about people writing books in 15 minutes a day. You can really do a lot. Anything adds up. It’s just about making it not precious at all. It’s just about honoring myself and acknowledging that I have a right to be here just like anyone else and I have a contribution to make just as much as everyone else does.


It’s been a process to arrive at that understanding and that’s the core belief that needs to be buttressed. That gets affirmed through these other things that I’m doing and reaching out to people who support me.” – Elana Kundell

The practical stuff...

To read Elana's morning routine and creativity practices: