Elena Salnikova began to engage in the art studio with eight years. After graduating from art school in Voronezh arrived in Lipetsk State Pedagogical Institute in the graphic arts department, who graduated with honors in 1993.
Since 1995 he has worked and participated in art exhibitions in Voronezh. After his first solo exhibition was invited to work on the painting of St. Seraphim of Sarov (hut - baptistery at the Church of Our Lady of Kazan city of Voronezh). From 1995 to 2000, he led a team of artists working on painting. Since 2004, she lives and works in Orekhovo-Zuyevo City.
Her works are kept in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, in the Historical and Art Museum, Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, in Znamenskoye district local history museum of the Tambov region, in private collections in Russia and abroad.