I was born and raised in Bulgaria where I took my first art class at the age of twelve. After obtaining my MFA I lived in Japan for six years. Currently I reside in sunny California. My experience in three different continents, my exposure to such a variety of art, and my travels are reflected in my art. I find inspiration everywhere around me - the things I see, the way I feel; a painting can be triggered by a poem or a tune...I believe that creating art is a necessity for my soul, feelings, an...d sensitivity. My goal is to take the viewer through the whole process - from the reality through its transformation in my mind, through the expression of my own feelings, to the new reality on the canvas. My style is free and bold. I love contrast, sudden changes of color, unusual color palettes: everything that makes a painting come ALIVE. Cityscapes, abstracts and landscapes are among my favorite subject matter. I work mostly in acrylics and oil.