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Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman

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Winter Hearts, 2012 Encaustic on Board 18 X 15 Inches
20111208130810-coming_wish
20111208125021-hillman_antoaneta-we
WE, 2011 Encaustic on Board 24 X 33 Inches
20111208130854-dscn3153
Conversation-1, 2011 Encaustic on Board 18 X 15 Inches
20111208131515-hillman_-antoaneta
Conversation-2, 2011 Encaustic on Board 36 X 36 Inches
20160426204319-dscn9417
Black rouse, 2016 Encaustic on Board 20 X 20 X 0 Inches
20160426202243-dscn9414
Limitless-2, 2016 Encaustic on Board 20x20
20111023122753-freedom-denied-6
Freedom Denied-6, 2011 Encaustic on Canvas 30 X 30 Inches
20111010172353-imposible
Impossible, 2011 Encaustic on Canvas 30 X 24 Inches
20121001152847-conversation_5
Conversation-5, 2012 Encaustic on Board 12x15
20121001153235-conversation-7
Conversation -7, 2012 Encaustic on Board 12x15
20121001150343-withe_balance
White Balance, 2012 Encaustic on Board 24 X 24 Inches
20121003183855-white_balance-6_
Withe Balance-6, 2012 Encaustic on Board 24x24
20121003184623-conversation-8
Conversaton-8, 2012 Encaustic on Board 32x24
20121012160025-conversation-8_24x17
Conversation-9, 2012 Encaustic and Epoxy on Board 24x17
20121012160247-black_and_pink_balance-36x24
Black and Pink Balance, 2012 Encaustic and Gold Tiles on Board 36x24
20121012160415-black_balance_24x14
Black Balance, 2012 Encaustic and Epoxy on Board 24x14
20121012160618-conversation-924x17
Conversation-10, 2012 Encaustic and Epoxy on Board 24x17
20121012161005-30x24
Imposible, 2011 Encaustic on Canvass 30x24
20121027031638-dubai_in_my_mind
Dubai in my mind, 2012 Encaustic,gold Leaf,wax Paper on Board 24 X 24 X 0 Inches
20121027031932-dubai_morning
Dubai morning, 2012 Encaustic,epoxy,18k.gold Pigment,gold Tiles on Board 24x60
20121110182003-dscn4500
Conversation-10, 2012 Encaustic on Board 24x12
20121110183731-antoanetahillman-we
WE, 2012 Encaustic on Board 24x36
20130130195109-mood_for_silence
Mood for silence, 2013 Encaustic on Board 16x20
20130130195243-morning_talk
Morning Talk, 2013 Encaustic on Board
20130130200519-black_and_white_conversation-2
Black and white conversation-2, 2013 Encaustic 16x20
20130130204532-street_talk
Street talk, 2012 Encaustic 16x20
20130309225734-language
Language, 2013 Encaustic 16x18
20130130204841-disagreement_
Disagreement, 2012 Encaustic 16x20
20130130210536-disagreement-2
Disagreement-2, 2013 Encaustic
Embrasement, 2013 Encaustic on Board 16x20
20130309221343-a
Getting out-4, 2013 Encaustic on Board 24x24
20130309221539-a_m
Embracement-2, 2013 Encaustic on Board 24x24
20130309230050-together
Together, 2013 Encaustic 18x16
20130309230409-exact_moment
Exact moment, 2013 Encaustic and Ink on Board 18x16
20130309230725-meditation
Meditation, 2013 Encaustic 14x16
20130413221536-solitude
Solitude, 2013 Encaustic 24x24
20130413230804-dscn4973
I am, 2013 Encaustic and Paper on Board 34x24
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the vanishing point of surrender, 2013 Encaustic and Gold Leaf on Board 34x24
20130414164027-final2
I am, 2013 Encaustic,gold Leaf,epoxy on Board 62x34
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Extreme White, 2013 Encaustic on Board 48 X 24 X 0 Inches
20130810161911-extreme_white
Extreme White, 2013 Encaustic on Board 24x48
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Burning white, 2013 Encaustic,shellac and Pencil on Board 24 X 18 Inches
20130903153057-white_morning
White morning, 2013 Encaustic and Ink on Board 24 X 18 X 0 Inches
20130810174035-white_optional
White option, 2013 Encaustic on Board 24 X 18 X 0 Inches
20130810165135-extreme_white
Extreme white, 2013 Encaustic on Board,epoxy,gold Tiles,gold18k Pigment 24x48
20130810165643-dscn5616
white gold, 2013 Encaustic and Gold Pigment on Board 18x24
20130810175149-extreme_white
shredded words, 2013 Encaustic on Board 24x48
20130813153729-thinking_black
Thinking Black, 2013 Encaustic on Board 24x48
20130824181656-confidwntial_white
Confidential white, 2013 Encaustic,pencil and Shelac on Board 18x24
20130813210202-white_dezert
White desert , 2013 Encaustic and Shellack on Board 16x20
20130813210414-mona_lisa_recikled
Recycling Mona Lisa, 2013 Encaustic and Paper on Board 16x20
20130824180943-thinking_black
Thinking black, 2013 Encaustic on Board 24x48
20130824181448-white_taby
white taby, 2013 Encaustic on Board 18x24
20130824181902-dscn5668
rising white, 2013 Encaustic and Shellac on Board 24x18
20130824182246-celbrating_white
Celebrating white, 2013 Encaustic and Shellac on Board 18x24
20130824182611-dscn5659
Forgotten white, 2013 Encaustic on Board, 18x24
20130824182843-letter_from_god
Letter from God, 2013 Encaustic on Board 18x24
20121108222356-photo_on_12-25-11_at_10
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pleven-Bulgaria
Lives in
Dallas-TX
Tags
mixed media modern, encaustic, beeswax, rain, ice, organic, abstract, conceptual, modern
Statement

Biography
     

Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman Is a self-taught artist. She considers herself  to be half Bulgarian, half Russian and 36%  American.   Her grandparents lost everything in the Russian Revolution,  fleeing for their lives to Turkey and later to Bulgaria.  Antoaneta was born in Pleven, Bulgaria, where she began her career in the arts writing poetry,  influenced as was her father by the beauty of Russian literature and language.  She published two books on poetry and her poems and stories appeared in various newspapers and magazines throughout Bulgaria.

Antoaneta began to experiment with oils at the age of eighteen. Her works first appeared in group exhibitions and later individually in Bulgaria.   She exhibited her work in Cyprus with a series of paintings dedicated to women and love, and since coming to the United States of America she has broadened her skills to encompass encaustic and acrylic mediums.  Her work here has been displayed in a number of exhibitions in the greater DFW area and her paintings are in private collections in Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, and USA.
    

A resident of the USA since 2001, Antoaneta has become accustomed to a new home and culture here in America where she continues her career as an artist. 

Connected Through White

When I think about communication between people, I think about the absence of communication. For me this is an important subject because I believe that most of the problems of today's world are created by the lack of sufficient communication. Words can heal, words can destroy. And words can bring peace or war. My focus, in creating "Connected Through White", was on the absence of words, on the forgotten language of the universe. I use my fascination with color white to support the concept because white is the color of the beginning, and of freedom. All of us have strong attachments to both concepts.

The sum of all the colors is white. It is the connection of all the things existing in harmony. Color white is the first single color and we are connected through the divine light and energy of this color from the begging of the world.We carry parts of this light deep inside of us,most of the time without realizing it. White stands for Yes. The opposite, Black, is the absence of color. A void. Stagnation and death of all colors .

Yet White is not just a color. It is a state of mind. White represents openness and truth, innocence and purity. So we are born the tabula rasa, a clean slate, and we connect to one another through realities that we create and participate in every second of our lives.All our thoughts and words are the fundament for future.That's way is so important to realize that we came from One source and we are one. Our differences are not excuse for conflicts and destruction of the universe-the only home we have. White aids mental clarity and evokes purification of thoughts and actions. It takes us on the road to knowledge, often referred to as a white path. For me, the color white is the color of communication because in its appearance I see an assurance of wholeness, completion and goodness . 

              

                 About-Conversation

The conversation starts with us and it is endless . We talk with mimics, jesters, words, sounds and colors. I paint the silent conversation of my inner world and putting it on canvas is like writhing a book. And reading a book is also a conversation , between the author and the reader. My book is written with colors, instead of words, but I know that there are so many people out there who can read the colors, and make the conversation happened. . Ironically, I had a dream- to be a talk- show host.The artist daily work is done in silence and without audience, but there is still a conversation going on and still a lot's of ideas and thoughts can be broadcast through paint and canvas, and reach the many souls who wont to have a simple -Conversation.

               Artist statment

   I don't question my desire to paint but am thankful that it exists.  It gives my life direction.   Leonardo’s words that painting is poetry, seen rather than heard,  is reflected in my attitude towards painting.  I put the continuity of the idea and the transformation of reality in to a new world at the start of every work.  Chagall, Van Gogh, Dali and Klimt are the artists who have had a major influence on me. I believe that admiration of the great artists is the first step on the road to art.  I can't separate poetry from painting, and this is the duality that brings to existence my bodies of work like Balance, Ice House and Garden of Wish.
         I have been drawn to the beauty of minimal but exact expression in the form of art and for me this is the way to say much, if not everything.