Lenka Rubenstein was born in Eastern Bohemia. She studied linguistics at Charles University, completed internships in the United Kingdom Britain and the USA in the field of journalism, and then worked as a radio editor, contributed to various periodicals, and at the same time worked as a translator. She was also involved in the non-profit sector and collaborated on several film and television documentaries. Since the mid-1990s, she has lived alternately in the Czech Republic and the United States. Since 2011, she has lived in Vrané nad Vltavou, near Prague.

Painting has been her hobby since childhood. At the instigation of friends, she organized her first portrait exhibition in Prague in 2000. Although she is mostly a self-taught painter, she began to receive commissions and participate in art competitions, and her portraits were exhibited in a number of exhibitions throughout the United States (in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York , Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Wyoming). In the Czech Republic, the recent solo exhibitions were held in the American Center and other venues in Prague and in the Old School in Vrané nad Vltavou. Over the past 10 years, her portraits have been selected five times for the semi-finals of the prestigious international BP Award competition organized by London’s National Portrait Gallery.

In addition to portraiture, she also tried landscape painting some time ago, which was originally intended as a distraction, but soon grew into a much larger activity. Most of these paintings were initially seaside scenes from the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, where she and her husband often vacationed and where they were regularly exhibited. Currently, she focuses on landscapes from her home region along the Vltava river and on pictures from her travels, and also works on commission.

I love painting

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