Today we’d like to introduce you to Beatris Bogomilova.
Beatris, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My passion in art creation began when I was a little girl in Bulgaria. My mother bought me a drawing board when I was just five years old. In middle school, I discovered that my work really did make an impression on others and later pursued it more seriously in high school, earning myself the proficiency art award. I then studied architecture, traveled around the world working in the field, and currently pursue it as her career, though my creative mind really thrives while making beautiful art pieces after work. My hobbies are mostly all outdoor and it reflects in my wildlife and nature pieces. I enjoy making relatable art, with a little quirkiness and simplicity. My great grandmother always said I have ‘golden hands’ and I think I impress her up in heaven!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I thoroughly enjoy doing pyrography – which is the act of drawing on wood by burning a design with a hot metallic point. I like to draw simple pieces with a lot of texture and detail, and name them funny puns like “an-otter martini please”. I enjoy nature and wildlife in my art, and I explore that through wood-burning and water color or acrylic painting. Also, I’ve found an interest in drawing people’s pets, with a little quirk or accessory here and there. I want my art to put smiles on people’s faces, and the best reaction is when someone is laughing and walking towards my displays. Pug life gets a lot of giggles; that is what really makes me happy. I’d say my ongoing party animal’s collection is my favorite.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
That voice in the back of your head? Yes, you know the one… the one we all have. Well, the one in artists’ mind is even louder, even meaner, and always negative. Shut it down. (Now to listen to my own advice.) Believe in yourself. Just B is mostly to keep it short as my name is Beatris Bogomilova, but also because I believe in the motto to just be brave, just be creative, just be yourself. The more you back yourself up, the more everyone around you will believe in you too. And work hard. When you think you’re working hard, step it up even more. Art is a difficult, emotional and competitive field but when it’s appreciated, it’s all worth it. I recently got great feedback on a my most recent piece and I cannot begin to explain the rush you feel inside when you make others happy. Keep it positive, light, and be kind to yourself.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I try and attend different pop up events around Vancouver, BC. I’ve attended a RAW artists event, local art community events like Art in the City and Commercial Drive Car Free Day. I also have a website www.justbco.com that people can look at old work and new work for sale. International shipping is available as well. I plan to travel around Asia soon and if you keep up with my Instagram @just.b.co you can find me somewhere around the world and I’ll gladly make a piece for you.
- Website: www.justbco.com
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- Instagram: www.instagram.com/just.b.co
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