Jelena Bardak is an academic painter. She was born in 1969 in Sarajevo, but presently lives in Derventa. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1995, at the painting department. Jelena Bardak is currently employed as a professor of Art in “Nikola Tesla” Primary School in Derventa, and actively paints “Derventa now and then” motives, landscapes, still life, portraits and imaginary world. She also makes a unique jewelry and has led a Drawing and painting school, too. Jelena had held the independent exhibitions:,,The wavy path”, “Creative loneliness”, “The sounds of the sea”, but she also participated on the collective exhibitions in Derventa.