Nikolinka Dimitrova


I am a very sensitive person, with very strong empathy. I always strive for perfection, as a person and as a professional. I am almost constantly learning and acquiring new knowledge and skills, both as an artist and as a person, and I want to pass on that richness and beauty to people. I want to provoke thought or touch and move. My paintings always have a philosophical intent embedded and are never literal. Each painting is a message and has its own meaning encoded in the visual elements. The title of the painting is usually the key to any visual message.

Education & Credentials:

1992 - 1997 - “Lyuben Karavelov” High School of Fine Arts – Varna, Bulgaria

1997 - 2002 - Master's degree "Pedagogy of Fine Arts", University "Bishop Konstantin Preslavski - Shumen, Bulgaria

2002 - 2003 - Professional course in graphic design and prep

07.2016 - Master class watercolor - Portrait with Atanas Matsoureff and art gallery “Le Papillon”, Varna

07.2016 - Master class watercolor - Landscape with Atanas Matsoureff and art gallery “Le Papillon”, Varna

07.2017 - Master class watercolor - Landscape with Igor Mosiychuk, Varna

2017 - Master class watercolor - Animalistic with Endre Penovac, Sofia

2018 - Art Therapy course – European Association for Distance Learning

2020 - Old Masters Academy - online training course in multilayer oil technique

Professional Experience:

2002 - 2005 - Graphic Designer

2005 - 2006 - Teacher of Fine Arts at the Secondary School of Language Education "Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin" - Varna, Bulgaria

Since 2006 I has been working mainly as a digital illustrator of my own practice.


2013 - Exhibition "Tales and Fantasies" - a selected collection of digital illustrations with the support of the festival "FUNCITY 2013", Varna

2014 - Charity exhibition "Looking at the sea" - charity event with aquarelle exhibition "Looking at the sea" during the Cor Caroli-Bavaria yachts annual regatta in Varna. The funds raised from the exhibition donated to the children's school at the yacht club "Cap. Georgi Georgiev - Port Varna"

2016 - A participant in the world watercolor festival “Fabriano in acquerello”,
Italy- Prize award at “MAXI PAINT PERFORMANCE “ event from Daniel Smith Artists' Materials

2017 - An exhibition "Four Elements" -  aquarelle exhibition, Varna

2021 - Collective exhibition of Varna authors "Lyrical drawings - art on paper","Grafit Gallery", Varna.