Pavlina Paraskova Alea
"I have been passionate about drawing as far back as I remember. I saw a
curious bit of evidence in my medical records from age 2. The doctor’s comment
read: “The child’s favorite pastime is drawing”. There it was!
I am a classically trained artist, born and raised in Bulgaria. The main
force behind the choice of my career was my father, an architect, who noticed my
natural talent and encouraged me to study art since the age of 10. Along the
way, I attended the Fine Art magnet high school in Sofia, where the contact with
talented peers pushed my skills to new levels. I later attended The National
Academy of Art, the most prestigious higher education art school in Bulgaria. I
would later earn my MFA in Painting from that same Academy.
In 2002 I decided to further my studies in the United States. I moved to
Philadelphia, PA and was accepted to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Through my hard work and dedication, I became one of the most valuable
students in the Academy earning not only a full-tuition scholarship but also
Currently, I live in Miami, FL and I work as a full-time professional artist. I
exhibit my artworks in top rated art festivals around the country and I often travel
abroad in search of inspiration. I have completed monumental public art projects
in an artist team with my husband, Alfredo Alea.”