About Violeta P. Veltcheva
The award winning Violeta Veltcheva is a bulgarian born artist. Violeta is the sole owner of 3d modern art & Shoe Addic a Las Vegas business. At a very early age she showed incredible talent and was noticed, then mentored by world famous artist Nicola Manev. Violeta delivers the essence of strength of eastern block women celebrating her freedom through art.
Violeta has been a resident of Las Vegas Nevada since 2002 born in Bulgaria in 1968 she left Bulgaria in 1996 to presue the American dream. She worked odd jobs along the way fighting for every dime and finally achieved her dream of being a full time artist. With the skill of an artisan sculptor and the finesse of a master builder exploded on to the wearable art scene with 3d modern art & shoeaddic the rest is history.
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History ot Violeta Veltcheva
The Award winning designer Violeta Veltcheva showed incredible talent at very early age and was noticed, then mentored by world famous artist Nikola Manev. Violeta’s wearable art can only be described like a page from a Charles Dickens novel with many complex layers, colours and texture with 3 dimensions form so every time someone looks at any of her pieces youu will discover another nuance you didn’t notice before.
Violeta Veltcheva was born in a small pretty town in Central Bulgaria and raised with all the love in the universe by her parents who were hardworking schoolteachers. Her mother recalls that when Violeta was four, her teacher called her to tell her that her daughter draws the ugliest pictures from the whole class. However, only a year after that the situation completely changed. At age five Violeta won a national kids drawing contest with her fall-themed picture. She re-created a street with a bus station and forty people on an A4 sheet of paper. This prompted her parents to encourage and support the development of her talent. She began to self-educate and unfolded her potential in fine arts. Her works were mostly in the naturmort genre, but she was better in graphics and portraits. She set-up a “mini-studio” at her home where she worked on objectcompositions. At that time Violeta was inspired by the outstanding work of the memorable Bulgarian painter Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master whose paintings can be found in private collections and government-owned galleries across the globe as well as the U.S. Her drawing teachers influenced her with useful advises. Among them the names of Kabaivanov, Kalina Ganeva, Iliya Vitchev, Vladimir Kondarev, and he painter Peter Tsintsarski who was also a close friend of her family.
Violeta was preparing for the admission exams at the Schools of Arts in the City of Kazanlak. She successfully passed all three levels of the exam for the “Interior Design” major. However, at that time in communist Bulgaria the available openings for the major were limited and priority was given to the students with connections. Violeta was very disappointed but didn’t give up and after finishing high school pursued a college degree in “Preschool Pedagogy & Psychology” where a lot of the classes involved drawing and crafting. Her talent and potential were quickly recognized and two newspapers published her works. She also had exhibitions in the city of Plovdiv – the second biggest in Bulgaria. Her dream was to go overseas, feel the free spirit and explore the opportunities for success.
In 1996, she put her dream in two suitcases and flew across the ocean to the land of opportunities. She lived and worked in Phoenix, AZ, but nine years ago moved to Las Vegas. During one of her summer visits to her native town of Chirpan she had a conversation with the world renowned Bulgarian painter Nikola Manev. This conversation inspired her to begin creating a lot of art pieces, highly recognized by Nikola Manev.
In the summer of 2012, during one of their rendezvous, he offered her to make an art piece to be shown alongside his works at the “Nikola Manev Art Gallery” in the town of Chirpan. This recognition and the passing of her beloved father Peter Veltchev on December 23, 2010 boosted her creativity and professional career.
On December 26, 2011 while visiting a friend in Chicago, Violeta met the Philippine journalist Jovie Calma – Host Anchor for Chicago Philippine Reports TV and Showbiz Columnist at VIA Times Magazine. Ms. Calma invited Violeta for an interviewat the TV channel. There she was introduced to Mrs. Veronica Leighton – Executive Producer of the TV and Publisher of VIA Times Magazine, who invited her to the 18th Annual Philippine – American Hall of Fame. The magazine published Violeta’s “Fairy Tale Story” piece, with the sale proceeds donated to the journalists in Chicago.
Violeta works on 3-D pieces for houses and offices. She has a lot of requests and show invitations. She likes to joke and often says that her competitive advantage is that she doesn’t see anything flat in life: “Everything has to move, to pop up, sink down, to curve and shine. Somewhere in that movement is the true essence of life…” Her goal is to put benchmark on five thousand houses with her works. Her art pieces will shift the energy; bring warmth and comfort to the homeowners.
Violeta would like to travel, create schools, and teach children an untraditional art-style, thus encouraging them to find motion in everything that is the foundation of human progress. She believes her idea is innovative and she will find followers in the face of non-governmental organizations that will support extracurricular activities. She would like to prompt the participation of the children as well as their parents.