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A Conversation With Vera Blagev, London Abstract Artist Inspired by Nature

As part of the Blue Group show that I am curating and organizing for my artist network later in the year in Kingston, all the participating artists (including yours truly) are being interviewed sharing their inspiration, their influences, their journeys as an artist and their aspirations.  Here is my interview as done by the fabulously talented London artist and printmaker Ellen Von Wiegand.   A Conversation With Vera Blagev, London Abstract Artist Inspired by Nature     Discussing nature influences in artwork, inspiration for paintings, and favourite travels.   Ellen: In your artist statement, you mention the importance of marrying old and new techniques, methods, and materials in your art. Can you talk more about why this is significant to...

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London - the Green, the Blue, and the Transport - Guest Blog Post on Wimbledon Art Studios Blog

I'm delighted to have a guest blog post up on the blog of Wimbledon Art Studios,one of the oldest, most established, and biggest studio complexes in London and all of Europe hosting about 150 artists across two buildings at any one time.  I love to blog and I love to share what I'm working on, my latest inspiration, and behing the scenes images and snippits of my daily life as a London based abstract artist.  I have included the intro below and you can read the full blog here. Guest Blog on Wimbledon Art Studios I’m delighted to be taking part in a fantastic art project at Wimbledon Art Studios.  As part of the next Open Studios show on November...

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What is it like to be an artist in London?

This week, Time Out London asks the question of whether being an artist in London “sucks”.  In some ways, it does!  As a professional artist myself and as a founder of a London artist organization with almost 120 members, I can attest to the many times that it does indeed feel that being an artist in London is an uphill battle against unsurmountable obstacles.    First and foremost is the cost of living.  It’s no secret that London has one of the highest costs of living and many Londoners feel this pain – artists, of course, are not exempt from these daily realities.  But the issue of space doesn’t stop there.  For many artists, the materials we use and the...

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Thank you to my visitors and clients who came to the May art events!

A belated thank you to all the visitors I’ve had both at my home art studio in Southfields as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival May 7-8 and at my new studio in Wimbledon Art Studios (Studio #406) at their semiannual Open Studios event May 12-15!   Both events had lots of visitors who saw my work for the first time as well as returning clients who could see my latest gold leaf artwork. I was overwhelmed with the amount of positive feedback and love for my artwork - both my traditional ink water-based mixed media artworks as well as my brand new artworks featuring metal leaf (my Gold Lust Series).  Thank you to everybody who visited me during...

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Press Mention - South London Press (Wimbledon Art Studios Coverage May 2016)

I'm delighted to have been chosen as one of the featured artists for South London Press' s recent write-up of the wonderful Wimbledon Art Studios show that was on in mid-May in SW17 London. Here is the full article featuring my artwork and the work of several other talented artists.  Thank you to the South London Press team!

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