In the Footsteps of a Life's Development
Emilia Nikolova was born in Burgas, and we all know that Burgas is the city in which a constellation of artists - painters, poets, musicians, artists were born. Perhaps the secret of the sea inspiration also lies at the heart of her desire to create, to create beauty and to want to share it with the people around her? And perhaps not only the sea is the main "culprit" of her need to draw, write poems and books, i.e. to create?
Since she was little Emiliya has felt attraction to brush and canvas and without any preparation, even without the knowledge of her parents she applied to art school in Kazanlak. The result of course was positive - she was approved. Years of development follow, personal and creative development, which at times come to the fore, and at times give a way to the desire to build her own business, to complete several university degrees, to unfold her talents and dreams. To paraphrase the great Shapiro, we can say that the paintings are the field in which Emiliya Nikolova seeks and finds the light and delicate in her own existence as an artist, and she perceived her hands rather as a bridge through which she passes the vision and message of her soul gropings. But the same motives, carried on the canvas and filling all of its corners, seem already as if out but not only from the soul of the artist.
Gustav Klimt says:
"I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do."
Emiliya Nikolova is not fully agree with Klimt, considering that in her life besides paintings there are many other interesting things.
Today Emiliya Nikolova is PhD in Public Communications and Information Studies, something seemingly far away from art. But she does not think so. The art is rather her wharf in which she shelters when she is tired of scientific work. Emilia Nikolova is an author of several books, one of which was published in English, over 150 poems and dozens of scientific articles published both in Bulgarian and in international scientific journals. She has also taught to students from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and from Burgas Free University. The joy is the same for both meetings with students, and the with art. In Emiliya's life both fields of activity - professional and creative - live the same life, develop in harmony and serve as proof that people of science are not always boring: sometimes they can surprise us with something new, something real, something colourful!
Currently Emilia Nikolova is a creative manager of "Ares Consult" Ltd., Bourgas - a company specializing in design, advertising, unconventional and innovative web solutions and building of complete corporate identity. This is another place where the artist and the creator Emilia Nikolova succeeds to experiment, to create and develop new projects and to transform them into finished art products.
Emiliya Nikolova is an owner and manager of the Art House "EmiliaArt" - specialized in distributing and strengthen the image and creative achievements of a number of contemporary Bulgarian authors and artists in the field of fine and applied arts.
Emiliya Nikolova is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, the Union of Free Writers and the Association of Women Entrepreneurs "Selena".