Vesela is a full time artist currently working from her studio in Chattanooga, TN. She has studied art in the University of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her work creates positive, happy feelings and can be found in many private and corporate collections mainly throughout the southeast but also nationwide.
Emerging into the world of colors and shapes and watching my paintings come together is an experience I can’t stop craving. Sometimes, just like all of us humans, I like to have more control over what I’m painting. And the time comes when I allow more of my feelings and natural instincts to take over. So my work often swings from nearly realistic to totally abstract. There is a great satisfaction that comes to my soul when after hours of working, I can look at my painting saying ” Yes, this is good, perfect in my eyes!” And this is what keeps me going anyway.
Art has always been a big part of my life. In fact I don’t know life without art. My parents told me that I was painting before I was walking. I remember being a kid and losing track of time because I was making something from paper, cloth or some leftover materials that I found.
The whole process of creating objects; planning, working, the touch and feel, and I keep doing it over and over until it’s done. This process gives me satisfaction and a sense of truth and accomplishment like nothing else. I crave this experience and literally don’t know how I would be able to live without it.
My life has been an interesting journey. Sometimes I feel like I have lived many lives because of my travels and the many places I’ve lived. Who we are is a combination of all the places we’ve been, the people we’ve met, the experiences we’ve had. We go through life and life leaves traces on us, molds us constantly and we evolve into an individual. My paintings reflect my story; my past or present stories or the ones I create in my dreams. They all flip in my mind in a stream of images, and it’s a constant race to try to record them. Some paintings will only get painted in my mind. The possibilities of how a painting will end up is endless and I just can’t wait to see the finished outcome.
Acrylic and watercolor are the media of choice for me because of the fast drying process. I continue to learn every day, and my work constantly evolves, as I always have the desire to see things a bit different and in a new way. I like switching between wood and paper, watercolor and acrylic and because I spend so much time in the studio, that helps me to not get stuck. It forces me to see things from a different perspective and breaks my thought process so I can take a fresh approach.
I am a full time artist working from my studio in Chattanooga, TN.