Angel McKenzie Interview

Delighted to mark Artist Nest’s one year anniversary with an exclusive celebrity artist interview feature.

Angel McKenzie, former Big Brother UK housemate needs no introduction to the Great British public. Born Elena Semenovna Chebotareva in Moscow, the multi talented self styled entertainer grew up in an all female middle class household under the strict guidance of a physics engineering mother and astronomer father during the communist regime. In 1997, Angel McKenzie left Russia to seek pastures new in the UK and eventually found fame some years later on the hit series of Channel 4’s Big Brother when entering the infamous house in Elstree Studios as a contestant in 2009.

A creative by nature, Angel McKenzie continued to explore her other passion for the arts and produced a new body of work as a surrealist painter entitled “Dreams in Colour”, exhibited at Blackall Studios, a premier exhibition and event space in Shoreditch, East London post Big Brother.

Aside from her paintings, Angel McKenzie moonlights as a professional boxer who has represented Great Britain in World championship boxing title fights, appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, founder and director of Gym on Wheels, a South London-based personal training company in Herne Hill and a talented singer songwriter releasing numerous songs and music video publications, her latest album release Billion Nights and Days available on iTunes digital download.

More up to date information about Angel McKenzie’s body of work, commissions and future exhibitions can be found by visiting her website.


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