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 E.D.G, Edinburgh , 13A GREAT KING STREET
“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. 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.
22 August-2 September 2018, “All can be Frida”, Ecpasio Gallery, London
August 2018: Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Edinburgh, UK
June-July 2018: Sumer exhibition, Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, UK
March 2018: Threads Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
August 2017: Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Edinburgh, UK
August 2016: Macmillan Art Show, Edinburgh, UK
August 2016: “Capture Scotland” exhibition, Morningside, Edinburgh, UK
June 2016: Solo painting exhibition, North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh, UK
November 2015-present: Scottish Design Exchange, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, UK
May 2014: Group painting exhibition, 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: Christmas Exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, BG
2010: Biennial, Regional Art Gallery, Iliya, Beshkov, Pleven, BG
2010: Group Exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, BG
2009: Solo exhibition, The Municipality of Chepelare town, BG
2009: Solo exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, BG
2009: Solo exhibition,‘’Plastelin’’ Studio Gallery, Sofia, BG
2008 – 2009: Group Exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Smolyan, BG
2008: Solo exhibition, Blue Margarita-Gallery Club, Sofia, BG
2007: Group Exhibition, Art Gallery of Smolyan, BG1999 – Participation at a family exhibition in Fest Invest Hall, Sofia, BG.
2001: Painted icons of St. John the Baptist and of Jesus Christ at St.Petka (Paraskeva), the Bulgarian Chapel in the town of Chepelare, BG
1995: Family exhibition, Chepelare, Smolyan and Tryavna, BG.