So now, in the midst of my first solo show, I am thinking about my career, why I do this, is it too selfish not to be a doctor or someone more sensible.

Three years ago, my father passed away, I was living in Germany, working as an entry-level landscape architect. I just realized I had made it, I was working in a nice studio on big projects. I was dreaming about it for the past 5 years at the University. However, faith came around and reminded me that my passion was to paint, that art was not a weekend thing, but a goal. I remembered how I was daydreaming about being a successful artist, having a gallery and painting for a living. I don't know how I managed to forget that, but one day I remembered.

I had to realize that no one would come to me and tell me: "Hi, you are an artist now. Please, take this studio, you will paint here and we will admire you." I had to work for that, I had to study more, do more and put myself out there.

So I went back to my home in Bulgaria and decided to try it. I had some money saved and just started to study, paint and share more. And three years later - I am still doing it, which I consider a success because there were some close calls when I thought I wouldn't make it.

The art speaks more than I can, but yes, it is about my feelings and how I perceive the world - actually, all art is, I guess.

Thanks for reading this little story. I hope you like my artwork.

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Good Morning Violetta Boyadzhieva, You are a very clever, intelligent and an inspiring artist and yet times, you are teasing too, with one like this:):):). I Love your art . Regards and blessings. Uma

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Violetta Boyadzhieva 1 month ago

Thank you! <3

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Ha, I got a great relief.

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Taras Berestyuk 1 month ago

wow, just amazing

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Night Owl 1 month ago

When you say you have butterflies in your stomach

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

That's a very pleasant one

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N G 1 month ago

Excellent work :)

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Love this

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Really a very good work and very beautiful and the nest look really realistic.

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Very pleasant to look at.

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Smiley Rie 1 month ago

That's beautiful

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Lauren Bowlds 1 month ago

I like that you magically made the pencil showing through look really cool, like, its hard to do that with watercolor.

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

One of the best sketch.

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Cheryl Wilcox 1 month ago

The watercolor is so perfect for these slightly transparent petals.

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Love the way the flowers drawn and the fish too.

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Sarah Storm 1 month ago

I love the butterflies! This looks amazing, you definitely put a lot of effort in it. You really prove the saying, "A picture paints a thousand words."

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Alexandria Rejon 1 month ago

This one is my favorite 🙂🙂🙂

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

This has the best color combination. Splendid.

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Pretty Pangolin 1 month ago

An anthurium! I've got one of those.

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

A very pleasant sketch with pleasing colors.

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Pretty Pangolin 1 month ago

I like the use of the bright blue in the lotus pod.

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Kayli Boring 1 month ago

I love how you meshed the land and the ocean into one painting.

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Very very beautiful

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

This too is very pleasant sketch with pleasing colors.

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Sunzilla 2 weeks ago

Proteas rock!

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Sarah Storm 1 month ago

These are so beautiful. You manage to capture nature and the human body in the same image.

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Sarah Storm 1 month ago

I love the water droplets on the petals!

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CR82 1 month ago

this one has a pleasant, calming effect on me. Love the colors!

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

A beautiful sketch with pleasing colors.

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CR82 1 month ago

this is beautiful!

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Kayli Boring 1 month ago

I LOVE THIS!!!!! It's so beautiful...

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Sharon Hyatt 1 month ago

Gorgeous !

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

Looks very creative

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Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 month ago

A very pleasant sketch with pleasing colors.

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Sarah Storm 1 month ago

I love everything. You manage to make nature mix with a whimsical element and it makes beautiful paintings. And, good for you for doing what you want too!

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Sunzilla 2 weeks ago

More proteas! Think I'll buy some this weekend and try to paint them too :)