This series was inspired by Elena. When she told me about Hürrem, her inspiration for this series, I have to admit to bouncing around with excitement.
So far in our Hürrem series, our heroine as gone from slave to Suleiman’s favourite consort, to the mother of his children, to his wife. Let's continue!
This piece is inspired by a scene from Magnificent Century but Elena most definitely makes this piece her own. This is Elena and her eyes full of mischief.
Suleiman broke centuries of tradition for Hürrem. Harem rules dictated that concubines could only bear the sultan one son. Hürrem bore Suleiman 6 children.
Elena, Yevgen (Jack) and I continue to tell Hürrem Sultan's story. This artwork of the series is where one of the greatest romances in history begins...
We start Hürrem's story in Ruthenia (now Ukraine). Elena and her husband, Jack, are from Ukraine as well, so we weave their heritage into our story.