Diana Savova, is Bulgarian, artist based in Scotland since 2011 year. In 2003 she graduated from National Academy of Arts-Sophia, Bulgaria and gained a Master’s degree in restoration and conservation of fine arts. Diana is from a family of artists and painting has been part of her life as long as she can remember. She start exhibiting from 1995, when she was 17 years old, collaborated in collective and solo exhibitions in Bulgaria. In Bulgaria, she worked full time as a museum conservator and as a part time set designer for film, movie productions, but painting was always a part of her life all the time. She has artworks in private collections in Bulgaria, UK, USA and she works on commission based work as well. Her paintings can be found in Torrance Gallery, 36 Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 6JN
Dancing Light Gallery, West Wilton or you can contact directly by email.
“For me painting is way of thinking and sense for current and past reality. This is storage of my memories. The light, the color and magic in the current moment are inspirations in my art. Symbolic, narrative expression in painting I find the closest to me. Provoking the audience’s imagination to see stories and experience emotions when looking at the painting I find exciting. Light, color, nature, metaphor, mood, and emotion – these are some key words in my art themes. I focus on landscapes, in my watercolor works and I like to mix the reality and fantasy world in the acrylic paintings. Working and exploring different media is something I really like. Acrylic pouring technique is something I recently discovered. Combining uncontrolled colors pouring with detailed realistic painting together is something I really enjoy. The result of it is unique and constantly provokes my interest for new stories in my paintings. This technique is hard to control and predict exactly the final result of pouring. But this combination of accidental and controlled result I find interesting and exciting”.
Please contact Diana if you would like to purchase a work or commission a new painting.
1997 – 2003: National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
Master Degree in Restoration and Conservation.
2019 Participation with image of the painting: “Balmoral Clock Tower” in the edition of “The Edinburgh Art Book-The City Through the Eyes of its Artists” published by UIT Cambridge Ltd by Emma Benett!
2019 September- Participating in Colony of artist exhibition-Edinburgh
2019 May-June, Group exhibition “Human Condition” at Art Gallery 37, – Torino, Italy
2019 March “Threads” Group exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
2018 August-September , “All can be Frida” Group exhibition, Ecpasio Gallery, London
2018 August, Participation at Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Edinburgh, UK
2018 June-July Summer exhibition, Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, UK
2018 March, “The threads”, Group Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 August, Participating at the Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Edinburgh, UK
August 2016, Participating at the Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Edinburgh, UK
August 2016, “Capture Scotland” Group exhibition, Morningside, Edinburgh, UK
June 2016, Solo painting exhibition, North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh, UK
May 2014: Group painting exhibition at Hangar Gallery at Fenton Barns Retail Village, North Berwick, UK.
November 2013-January 2014: Christmas Painting Exhibition, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, UK.
September 2013-5 October 2013: Painting exhibition, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, UK.
2011, Group Christmas Exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, Bulgaria
2010, Participation Regional Art Biennial at Art Gallery “Iliya Beshkov”, Pleven, Bulgaria
2010, Sumer Group Exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, Bulgaria
2009, Solo exhibition, The Municipality of Chepelare town, Bulgaria
2009: Solo exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, Bulgaria
2009, Solo exhibition,‘’Plastelin’’ Studio Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 – 2009, Participation in the Annual Group Exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, Bulgaria
2008, Solo exhibition at the “Blue Margarita-Gallery Club”, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007, Participation at Group Exhibition, Art Gallery of Smolyan, Bulgaria
2001, Painted icons of St. John the Baptist and of Jesus Christ for the main altar of St.Petka , Bulgarian Chapel in the town of Chepelare, BG
1999 – Participation at a family traveling exhibition in Sofia, Tryavna, Chepelare.
1995 Participation Family exhibition, Chepelare, Smolyan and Tryavna, BG.