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At the Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery in February

Painter Paulina Ivanova's favorite inspirational subjects are abstract forms and energies and the natural world as a whole.

January 23, 2023 |
Painter Paulina Ivanova's "Liquid Wave." The piece is acrylic on canvas.
"Liquid Wave" by Paulina Ivanova. Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20".


There is something mystical and unknown out there in the universe. Tuning into that, I relay the energy onto my paintings and organize, choreograph and orchestrate the colors, forms and shapes into my abstract compositions.

Everything around us vibrates with an unseen original energy, which finds its way on the canvas through me, the artist. It then transforms itself into a recognizable image, painted in the expressive style, continuing to vibrate with that original primordial energy.


Paulina Ivanova is a local artist originally from Bulgaria. She emigrated to the U.S. right after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. She is a graduate of the First Private Art Academy “Jules Pascin” in Sofia, Bulgaria, taught by art professor Nikolai Maistorov. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

She has been sketching, drawing and painting for over 40 years. She paints in the impressive, expressive and abstract styles — depending on the inspirational subject — and on her emotional state. Some of her favorite inspirational subjects are abstract forms and energies, subatomic particle tracks, portraits and landscapes, and the natural world as a whole. Currently she lives and works in her home and art studio on the east side of Madison.

For a copy of the price list or information on how to purchase Ivanova’s art, please see the Ironworks front desk or email at

About the Ballweg Gallery

The Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery inside the Goodman Community Center Ironworks building displays work by emerging and contemporary artists with a tie to Madison.

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