Elena Voutsina was born in Thessaloniki in 1970. She studied Byzantine icon painting with her father, the icon painter Christofanis Voutsinas. She graduated from the Department of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 2002. She is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and has worked professionally with Christofanis Voutsinas as an icon painter since 1991, painting icons in many churches throughout the world. She has taught painting and icon painting for Manpower Employment Organisation programmes and at vocational training centres in the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki. For two years she also taught painting in primary schools (Makedonika Ekpaideftiria and the Experimental School of Peraia). She has collaborated with many professors from the School of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on issues of canonisation and interpreting icon paintings.