Albena Vatcheva is a contemporary French artist born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1967. Her fantastical figurative scenes, richly layered with pattern and texture, are inspired by Bulgarian, Indian, Persian, and other international motifs, fairy tales, and artistic traditions.
Albena is represented by galleries in France, Qatar, United States and Argentina. She resides in Rouen, France. Albena is the recipient of the Bronze Medal from the prestigious "Société des Artistes Français". Her art was presented at the international art fairs in the US, Italy, China, Qatar, Canada and Monaco.
My work is all about capturing love, tenderness and beauty in life.Read more about Albena
My favorite media is oil. I have worked a lot to create my own special technique oil on canvas by several layers. I use about ten successive layers for most of the paintings. I try to capture the magic of life, thus bright vibrant colors are absolutely necessary for me.
My inspiration comes from all the wonderful fairy tales’ books with illustrations by Bulgarian or international painters that I read in my childhood – and all my life experiences afterworlds, the world mythologies and cultures. That is why people of very different origins find themselves in my paintings and this is the greatest reward for me as an artist.
|Oil several layers on canvas||32'' H, 16'' W|
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