Valentina Cvetanovska is a contemporary Realist Painter and Professional Mechanical Engineer who lives and works in Skopje, North Macedonia. After her Graduation she lived in Sydney , Australia for six years . Her distinctive personal style expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the hometown and the other places she visit. Landscapes, still life and portraits, are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions. From a young age she has started to explore art and creativity .
Time is the most expensive gift you can give to someone or spend on something . Throe the years I realized that painting is a commitment to lifetime of learning with ability to love it until the end. One Artist is never satisfied with himself / herself . When the years pass , and we take an old painting the emotions start .We remember how hard was to achieve something . How to do particular object in a painting , how to mix the color , if the value is right , some simple things once were very complicated . And when you think you are much better than before and you are satisfied with the knowledge and experience , full of confidence , you will take the canvas , stand by the easel and paint some subject expecting extraordinary painting , suddenly , you just crashed . Something is wrong . Wrong setup , wrong subject , colors , who know something else and you are just not satisfied with the painting , not happy at all. And you don’t know what happened , where are the years of experience . Friends will say wow , you will get likes on the social media , someone will buy the painting ,but you feel the same as at the beginning of the journey . And everything start again . It’s a process of learning , ups and downs , and the most important is you , your life . Your paintings are the soul of your life and the quality of your life , my life . Since I know , painting makes me happy , learning makes me happy . I do not spend all my time painting , sometimes I do not paint with days , but I paint in my mind all the time . I explore the objects . The landscapes, the plants, flowers , my friends , my dogs , cat , my horse and everything become ART one day . I am exploring different techniques and materials , Old Masters , New Masters , but Realism is in my heart , Abstract Realism and painting with brushstrokes , with beginning and end . That is my goal , that is my dream . And I will never give up , I will go on and go on , painting the moments of my surroundings , my life . Sometime , engineering is mixing in my painting objects . Engineers are precise , there is no toleration , everything is in details , and the Artist in me is more free , creativity first , changeable colors , lines , free description the way I feel the moment , AND than everything become more and more interesting . I am happy when I give present painting , when I sell painting , even when I show my painting , on the web , in the gallery , exhibitions , the ones who will have it, see it , will know me at least little bit better , at least one brushstroke , one moment of me . And that’s the purpose of life , to know each other’s better , and to know ourselves better , to make each other’s happier , even with one brushstroke .
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