Atanas Matsoureff is a watercolorist born in 1975 in Bansko, Bulgaria, and he has excelled in realist watercolor painting.
Atanas graduated from the woodcarving class in his native town in 1994 and after that he moved to live in Sofia in 1996.
1998 is the year when Atanas Matsoureff discovers watercolours as a means of expression.
2003 – Atanas Illustrates for “Simply Read Books” Publishing Company, Vancouver,Canada.
In 2004 – he becomes a Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (affiliated to the International Association of Art IAA, UNESCO).
This is his vision of watercolour:
“Watercolour is a painting technique which offers an infinite scope of possibilities for artistic expression, highly demanding on the part of the artist concentration combined with passion. The beauty of watercolour painting lies in the white of the paper, the lightness, the movement, the transparency, the vibrant colours. I paint from nature and I bow before the beauty and the forces of the Nature and the simple, ordinary things around us. I try to catch the spirit of each material and to touch the thing beyond reality.
I try to paint every single of my paintings in different way, to use different kind of paper, to put something new in the technique, to find another effect, I like to be surprised.I learn every day and it’s for a lifetime.
It’s simple – when I paint, I’m happy.”
Works of the artist are owned by private collections in Bulgaria, Spain, Turkey, England,Greece, Holland, Belgium, Canada, Norway, Hungary, Russia, Germany and USA.
You can find more information on Atanas Matsoureff and an extensive gallery of works by visiting his WEBSITE.