To paint is my way of analysing and understanding the world. My themes are always derived from everyday experiences and impressions. In my paintings I explore topics like movement, energy, contrast and the mystery of emotions. I am interested in how they interconnect into body language as the true expression of the individual.

Paola Minekov, Artist. Get in touch with me
To paint is my way of analysing and understanding the world. My themes are always derived from everyday experiences and impressions. In my paintings I explore topics like movement, energy, contrast and the mystery of emotions. I am interested in how they interconnect into body language as the true expression of the individual.

Paola Minekov, Artist. Get in touch with me
Ballet Repose

Ballet Repose

A common scene in the early modern art, a portrait of a resting ballerina can be traced to Impressionism and...
Undercurrents

Undercurrents

Undercurrents explores the invisible, but detectable energies, both positive and negative, that constantly flow between two people in a  relationship....
DAUGHTER, LOVER, MOTHER

DAUGHTER, LOVER, MOTHER

This abstract work depicts the stages of a woman’s life from an innocent young girl through a vibrant sexual being...
COCOON I

COCOON I

Cocoon I, Oil on Canvas, Ribbon, Size: 60x80cm
COCOON II

COCOON II

  Cocoon II, Oil on Canvas, Ribbon, Size: 80x80cm
COCOON III

COCOON III

Cocoon III, Oil on Canvas, Ribbon, Size: 60x80cm
THE SEDUCER

THE SEDUCER

Deep reds contrasting with a play of light capture the menacing yet alluring figure of the seducer and the woman’s...
MOTHER

MOTHER

The use of space and positioning and stance of the subject within it emphasises the mother as a figure of...
EMBRACE

EMBRACE

A moment of deep intimacy is captured by this painting of two lovers embracing cheek to cheek in their own...
NAISSANCE

NAISSANCE

An elegant composition of pale pastel tones captures the simple beauty of the universal image of a mother and her...
CONTEMPLATION

CONTEMPLATION

Inspired by The Thinker, this is a study in retreating and reenergising, as the subject withdraws from a stressful world...
EVERYWOMAN

EVERYWOMAN

The strength of mutual support between two contrasting women is explored in this painting, which was inspired by my close...
ECHOES OF ROMANCE

ECHOES OF ROMANCE

Lack of communication between lovers leads to power-play, manipulation and pain. What interests me is the roles people then assume,...
KISS IN BLUE

KISS IN BLUE

Kiss in Blue captures that long moment of anticipation when a man and a woman gaze into each other’s eyes...
THE OUTSIDER

THE OUTSIDER

Featured in The Resident Magazine, March 2012. In this painting I explore the tension between desire and inhibition. The sexual...
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