Lena Savage was born and raised in Gothenburg Sweden.
She was always interested in art, and after graduation, she worked as a photographer.
While traveling the US in 1974, Lena met and married Craig Savage and moved to Sandpoint Idaho. They had two boys and worked together for 17 years as contractor and architect. In 1987 they moved to California and Lena continued her architectural work until 1995. In 1996 the opportunity presented itself, and she began to fulfill her dream of becoming an artist.
Lena started taking art classes at Santa Barbara Community College from Joan Gunther and Cathy Quiel. A workshop in techniques of the Renaissance painters by Frank Covino piqued her interest in portraits. Over the course of her training, she tried different mediums, but watercolor remains her favorite.
Lena is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, the Goleta Valley Art Association and MAST (Mesa Artist Studio Tour). Her work can be seen at the Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara; Gallery 113, Santa Barbara; Goleta Library, Goleta and she is participating in Santa Barbara Studio Tours and Mesa Artists Studio Tours.