My name is Elitsa Karabashlieva and I am a watercolour artist. When I was a child, I dreamt to be able to recreate everything that I loved with my hands. The career of and artist passed me by back then, but I believe that if you truly believe and want something, nothing is unachievable. A few years ago my lost passion for painting was reborn in full force and hit me like a wave, making me forget everything else. I gave in to this passion and now I try to capture the world around me on the blank piece of paper. I paint when I make a connection with something –it could even be a simple object, which excited me in a particular moment. When I succeed in making a connection with somebody else through my painting I feel the fullest and most alive. The feeling of working with watercolours is an exciting and powerful one and is similar to diving in the warm ocean waters, flying through the summer sky or the loving embrace of water and paint. Watercolours are a storm, which cannot be calmed down, but if you are brave enough you can have fun with.
Every painting is unique by itself. I personally cannot repeat the emotion that drove me to create a particular painting in order to repaint it again. I truly believe that in this lies the beauty of art – its uniqueness.
I always work with quality materials and a great deal of love. I strongly hope that my paintings would bring you joy and life into your homes.
2014 Master class with Atanas Matsoureff
2014 Participation in a plein Air in Pomorie
2014 Participation in exhibitions in Burgas, Pomorie and Sofia
2013 Participation in exhibitions in Sofia and Varna
2012 First and twelfth place in two exhibitions in Artscanyon Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, USA