Sometimes the path to the art is long, so was mine.
I was born almost 52 years ago in a small town near Sofia, the capital of the small country Bulgaria which is located in the middle of the Balkan peninsula in Europe.
Three years ago no one of my relatives and friends could guess that I might paint and even want to become a painter. No one thought that it is not just an empty word or just an emotional idea, but a long year dream of mine.
It took me a lot of time to come to this point, indeed. I graduated from a Maths faculty with a master degree of software engineer and with a diploma thesis in the field of artificial intelligence. I spent more than 20 years in the software business taking positions of marketing specialist and business development manager. I have written for almost 10 years a business blog which is still online. Three years ago I just started a private business to give consultancy on innovation development. One could very easily predict my future professional life.
But… Happy we, there is always some strange sign of Fortune in our lives 🙂
I returned one day from a business trip in London, and while resting for some days at home, something very strong in me told me that I should start painting.
I should start painting again.
I have taken private lessons in painting as a kid. My teacher was one of the best artists in my home town at that time. My paintings travelled on exhibitions abroad. I even gave radio interviews about my exhibited paintings. All these years I have always dreamt to become a painter.
So while staying at home after my return from London with many business thoughts in my head, as usual, I suddenly took paper, tempera and brush, and that’s how all began. It seemed a little bit emotional but it wasn’t.
Since then, I paint almost every single day. I have over 100 art works finished, mostly landscapes and still life. I work mostly with oil and canvas.
You might be curious to understand how I work.
I pretty much love walking in the nature and travelling. When outside or on the road, I often take photos with my mobile phone camera. I store them on my laptop, and after some time when the muse is around, I paint, combining memories and feelings. Sometimes I feel inspired from some others’ nice photo and use this photo as a basis for my painting, adding to it my emotions and ideas.
I also love to paint on glass, and here you will find my glass works that could be nice gifts for your relatives and friends. I wish you sharing many nice moments together celebrating birthdays, Christmas, New Year or Saint Valentine day. I painted my glass things with much love and good wishes for you!
I am very grateful to my beloved ones for their dedicated support in my art work – my son Dimitar, his father Nikola, and Simona – my lovely daughter in law.
I will be the happiest in the world if you enjoy my work!
You can get in touch with me at Facebook or via e-mail (email@example.com).