LIDIA SIMEONOVA

Painter, Sculptor, Bulgaria and U.S.A.

©reated by Lidia Simeonova

About me:

I was born and grew up in Bulgaria, and earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Velico Tarnovo University of Fine Art. I have lived in Czechoslovakia and Germany and came to the United States in 1994. My paintings have been in many national and international shows, where I received recognition and numerous awards. Today my portfolio reflects a variety of mediums and style. My paintings from Bulgaria differ greatly from what I produced in Germany or America. I spent many years as an abstract artist, but the human figure has always persisted in the creative process. Now human expression and relationships are the leading thoughts when I take a brush or pencil. I am trying to create work in which life and painting blend in a perfect existential poem. I want to present the viewer with a harmonious, contemplative image, which speaks to the spiritual complexities of our existence. Edmond Demirdjian
I'm passionate about:
Women - with all their emotional inner word and the way they interact with the rest of the world


BEING AN ARTIST IS A LIFE FORCE, NOT A CAREER CHOICE

My artwork is a reflection of my life. I have projected frozen moments - good and bad - onto the canvas. As my style and personality matured, I traveled the world. My artwork tells a story - my story - of the different periods in my personal and creative life.
I was born and grewup in Bulgaria, where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Velico Tarnovo University of Fine Art. My free spirit, and lust for discovery and exploration fueled a worldwide journey. From Bulgaria, I moved with my family to Czechoslovakia and again to Germany in 1991. Uprooting our lives with two children proved both adventurous and challenging for me.
Once we arrived in Germany, I found myself eased and inspired by many traditions, culture and good friends there. I kept painting and managed to put on a couple of shows in Germany while trying to explore different parts of Europe too. My paintings hung in galleries in Paris as well as different international shows in France.
When we moved to the United States in 1994, I discovered another world-the world of electronics and computers. I became a graphic designer for a couple of years and then a clay modeler for General Motors, where I have been for the past 5 years. Here I found the opportunity to show my artwork at many national andinternational shows, where I received most recognition and awards.
Today my portfolio reflects a variety of mediums and style.
My paintings from Bulgaria differ greatly from what I produced in Germany or America. I spent many years as an abstract artist, but the human figure has always persisted in the creative process. Now the human expression and relationship are the leading thoughts when I take a brush or pencil.
One thing I am trying to achieve is creating a work in which life and painting blend in a perfect existential poem. I will present the viewer with a harmonious, contemplative image, which speaks to the spiritual complexities of our existence.

AWARDS
1993 Diploma, International Contest for Alkyd Paintings, Venice, Italy
1993 Silver Medal for Illustration "Parrot in the Forest" Fernsehwohe, Germany
1994 First Place Art Contemporain - Chatelerault, France
1995 Award of Merit - Douglaston, New York
1995 Honored in The Artist's Magazine Portrait Competition
1996 Windberg Enterprises Achievement Award, MI
1999 Lyra Award - Chapter 103, Colored Pencil Society of America
2007 3rd Place in "The power of the portrait" ArtRom Gallery, Rom Italy
2007 Medial 2 Art Biennial - Diploma of Excellence
2007 Art Interview 10 International Competition - Honorable Mention
2007 First Prize Winner in 2007 International Art Contest, Australia
2009 Best of Show Award in the 2009 Art Inter/National Exhibition.

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