I paint fleeting moments of human motion in water captured by light. My work explores a space where abstraction and realism meet and coexist. I use lenses to destroy, familiarize, and recreate the human form, challenging viewers in the act of deciphering the figurative landscape. From a distance or on a screen, my paintings may look hyper realistic, yet up close, the painterly brushstrokes become playful abstractions. 
I was born in Bulgaria, grew up in South Africa, and lived most of my life in Toronto, Canada. My daytime design gig recently brought me to Seattle, where I am now enjoying life on the West Coast. My work is held in private collections in the US, Canada, and Europe.
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