Biography

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Radosveta Zhelyazkova is a professional artist who specializes in portrait and landscape oil paintings.
The artist received her education in “painting and drawing” from the Art Academy “Riaci” in Florence and the National Art Academy in Sofia.

Radosveta captures the soft and natural beauty of the rural landscape and at the same time the cold and magical atmosphere of the city. She has close association with nature and love of the rustic life. Her hobbies include horseback riding, camping and gardening. Her family owns fields of lavender which inspires her choice of themes and objects.

The artist has a series of rustic landscape paintings painted outdoors while observing the vast country lands full of flowers, trees, grass, straw, wheat and of course, lavender. She paints with oil colors on canvas and her art pieces are characterized with vibrant and bright colors which create a unique atmosphere.

While being in her apartment, in the noisy city center, she enjoys painting city scapes, where the main characters are rain, mist, mysterious streets and silhouettes.

Her paintings have found homes all over the world: Australia, USA and Europe (UK, Germany, Austria, France, Bulgaria) Canada

The artist was an international finalist, from the art contest “Celebrating the Genius of Women” 2016 organized by the non-profit organization “Women in the Arts” Inc., Orlando, Florida – dedicated to promoting excellence in the profession of women’s fine art; third place winner of the International Art and Design competition, hosted by Art Academy Riaci, Florence.

She has participated in multiple exhibitions, shows and competitions all around the world such as: National Ethnographic Museum, Sofia; Regional Ethnographic Museum, Old Plovdiv, Bulgaria; The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Florida, USA; Visionary Art Award 2018 – Moskow; World Wide Art Show, Caelumgallery, Manhattan, NYC; Accademia Riaci, Florence, Italy; Twitter Art Exhibit: Australia and Edinburgh

Her art works have found place in the official catalogs/magazines such as:

The Official Catalog of the International exhibition “Visionary Art Trip & Award” 2018;
Featured Artist in Average Art Magazine, (April 2019), Featured Artist in WOTISART Magazine, (February 2019), published on the 20th February, Liverpool ; Catalog of the OSTEN BIENNIAL of Drawing – Skopje, 2018; Twitter Art Exhibition Catalog’ 2019

Radosveta’s paintings are included in numerous private and public art collections. Some of them are:

OSTEN Collection (OSTEN BIENNIAL of Drawing – Skopje);

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida; Art Academy “Riaci”, Florence; Art Gallery Bankso; The National Assembly of Republic of Bulgaria and The National Radio; other private collections.

Radosveta Zhelyazkova has also created many commissioned works of art.

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