the official web site of Nadia Tsakova


“My biggest challenge is to express the light as I sense it. Light is my favorite quality in a painting, it creates the forms, the movement, the relationship of the tones and finally it forms the composition. I emphasise the light in my paintings through a tonal selection of dark and light forms. I am inspired by capturing a certain moment, a unique glimpse of our present, transforming it into revelation. So it makes me and the viewers appreciate the beauty in the simple moments of life”

About me

Nadia Tsakova studied at the National Academy of Arts In Sofia, gaining an MA in Fine Arts, printmaking and Graphic Arts. She won several national awards and competitions in Bulgaria and when she moved to England, she continued to earn recognition, winning prizes for exhibits in London at the ROI and the National Print Exhibition.
Nadia has exhibited at galleries in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and the UK as well as the annual exhibitions of major institutions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, ROI, Discerning Eye and NEAC.

Books & Articles

Solo Exhibitions



    Selected group shows

    Art Paris, Saatchi Gallery
    ING The Discerning Eye Exhibition
    Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Annual show
    Royal Society Of British Artists, Annual show
    Royal Institute Of Painters in Water colours, Annual show
    Royal Institute Of Oil Painters, Annual Exhibition
    Royal Academy Of Arts, Summer Exhibition
    Llewellyn Alexander Gallery
    New English Art Club Annual Exhibition (N.E.A.C.)
    The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
    5th International Graphic Competition, Gliwice, Poland
    The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    National Print Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
    Small Prints Competition Exlibris Uga Drava, Canada
    13th Exlibris Small Graphic Exhibition Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
    11th Printmaking Biennial Varna, Bulgaria
    1st Exlibris Contest Acqui Terme Rotary Club, Italy
    5th International Biennial Vox Humana, Czech Rep.
    International Biennial Of Printmaking, Skopie, Macedonia



    Represented by

    Nadia's work can be seen with the following UK galleries and art dealers

    Art Fairs represented by Jack Fine Art

    • Art London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3
    • AAF, Autumn Collection, Battersea Park, London SW11
    • 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London SW7
    • Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town House, London SW3
    • Glasgow Art Show, The Grand Ballroom, Glasgow G2
    • Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland