Mylene studied Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art, then trained as a Shoe Designer in Milan, Italy, where she acquired her professional name: Milena
After working in that field for a number of years and raising a family, she became interested in ceramics, taking various courses at Camden Arts Centre and West Dean College and gaining a City and Guilds diploma from Harrow College.
Milena's work is mostly based on the human form, from which she draws regularly, as she considers life drawing as important to artists as scales are to musicians. Her early training in Fine Art has stood her in good stead as her work varies from small ceramic pieces to large sculptures and oil paintings.
In her studio she holds small classes for enthusiastic adults, encouraging them to explore their own abilities and to be adventurous in their artistic endeavours. It has been a great source of pride that, under her tutelage, some have recently had success in a national art competition for amateurs over the age of sixty.
Milena has been a member of the Barnet Collection for many years, holding various offices, including chair.