Kremena Chipilova is a Bulgarian artist specializing in magic realism and fantasy oil painting. Her creations, frequently female portraits, blend beauty and delicacy with soft darkness. She currently lives and works in Tampere, Finland.
In my art, I like to include the promise of the supernatural, the encounter of something that is unknown, that attracts and maybe scares us. Sometimes I want to convey a strange feeling of disquiet. I draw inspiration and ideas from a variety of sources – from the delicate beauty and mystery found in nature, to the fairy and folk tales, myths and legends of mankind. The exploration of these themes in literature captures my imagination and, combined with my personal experiences, evokes feelings that I want to put in my paintings. When I am not painting I am usually reading books or spending time in nature.Kremena Chipilova