Elke Gröning is a professional paleontologist and self-trained artist. Her travels have taken her throughout Europe and to Australia, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Namibia, and the Dominican Republic.
Since 2010 she has been a member of the community of the animal and nature artists of Germany, Animaler. She has been a signature member of Artists for Conservation since 2019.
The subject of her drawings and paintings are recent wild and domestic animals, reconstructions of fossil organisms, and nature surrealism. Her media include pencil, ink, charcoal, red chalk, pastel, coloured pencil, and oil.
Gröning has been included in and received many awards from competitions and exhibitions in natural history museums and zoological gardens. These include participation in “Art und Vielfalt” (“Species and Diversity“), Naturkunde-Museum, Magdeburg; Special exhibition „MoVo“ at the Museum Heineanum in Halberstadt, and a virtual exhibition of Artists for Conservation. Her artwork has appeared in numerous publications.