Elena studied at Parsons School of Design; Maine College of Art; Haystack School; Rhode Island School of Design in Continuing Studies; and the Vermont Studio Center. She uses and combines different materials, often merging media. Her work of the preceding years has taken inspiration from the inter-dependence of all living matter. Reading and thinking about the current state of the planet, she continues in this direction. Kubler has worked in the art field for forty years, the last thirty spent as the owner / director of The Turtle Gallery.