Venue 16: Scott & Stapleton, 42 Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1AJ
Open: Mon to Fri 8.30am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 1pm
I studied fine art in Bulgaria and obtained my master degree in painting in 2001. In 2003 I completed an extra mural course of education for acquiring additional professional training in the speciality of painting. I am interested in portraying everything around me: figures, faces, still-life compositions and landmarks from my home country and other places in Europe. I spontaneously follow my natural vision of how people and places look and although the works appear as if exploiting abstraction I aim to emphasise reality. The oil impasto technique provokes me to almost sculpt a thick texture, often using a palette knife or finger strokes. Because of the vibrant and bold colours, a great part of the forms appear distorted, less defined and abstract until observed from a bigger distance.