Lily Dimcheva Born in Bulgaria, 1964 Lily Dimcheva is a Sofia-based contemporary artist who has previously traveled around the word in a constant search for inspiration and life-enhancing experiences. Lily is a self-taught artist who channels cosmic energy into her artworks. Led by an intense inner sense, she first began painting aquarelles some 20 years ago and later transitioned to acrylic. As she closes her eyes and lets her fingers wander freely across the canvas, she envisages images and projects them through the movements of her fingertips. In fact, she doesn’t know what she creates until she slightly opens her eyes and starts a conversation with the painting. “Every artwork tells a fairytale”, says Lily. “I fantasize about the people I paint for, and their story unwinds on the canvas. It’s majestic!” In 2009 Lily attended an art therapy course led by the non-traditional artist Stefka Baldzhieva who finger-painted more than 5000 artworks. The course revealed to her the mastery of oil painting and further encouraged Lily to be creative. Lily is passionate about the depth of colors and their unique appearance in eccentric shapes. Her ability to outline and read the shapes sparks the interest of the viewers. Everyone who possesses a painting of hers keeps discovering its secrets throughout the years. As an artist who places an emphasis on conveying the universal message of love and eternal good through her paintings, she creates small- and medium-size artworks, and particularly likes to create miniatures. Miniatures, she believes, have immense power, and hold perpetual energy. “I hope that my desire to demonstrate the vital power of love in all its dimensions shines through my creations, and I see them as the messengers who spread the ultimate love”, adds Lily. Years after she embarked on the artistic journey of her life, Lily still experiments with new techniques, and discovers the allure of new styles. Very recently, a spontaneous urge made her grasp a pencil and draw portraits of endless lines, under the ephemeral visualization of dear friends of hers. These portraits later color painted gave a completely new impetus to her style and she is very excited to dive into the technique. “Art is an indivisible part of me and the two of us have created a symbiosis for a life-time”, Lily wraps it up.