My road in life has been direct.
He was born in Bulgaria under communist leadership.
At the age of six, he was already painting; says he did nothing but stay at home and paint.
His early passion paid off; when he was a teenager, he was accepted to a prestigious fine arts school.
Next, he was invited to join the Bulgarian Association of Artists, an elite circle made up mostly of middle-aged men; he was only 19 years old.
After the Iron Curtain collapsed, he was free to explore the world, and he realized he'd had a hunger to travel.
Says that finding the courage to travel and learn about new cultures taught him about the human spirit and informed his painting.
He spent five years in Japan building up his portfolio by painting businessmen and politicians before moving to the U.S.
He's done portraits of various world leaders, and his works have been included in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
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