The joy of achieving

joy of achieving dancing red pink tupils original art Irina Taneva oil canvas spring mood

The joy of achieving is a great feeling that I will tell you about now, but first let me ask you this: When you dance, are you dancing for pleasure or you are dancing to entertain others? When and why do you dance? I dance when I’m happy and in a mood for fun and partying. However, sometimes it happens to me to dance without music. When, could you ask…

When I realize that I have achieved something in my work, in my relationship or in my personal growth. In such moments I feel the rhythm of my heart and my soul rejoices. And in such moments I don’t even need music, I whistle, sing and dance. Have you had such moments?

Here in this painting “Dancing tulips” I illustrate exactly this feeling and when I look at it, I think about the joy of achieving!

This painting is original, one of a kind, created with great quality professional art materials. If you feel the dance of joy in it and want to own it, drop me a message now.

Have a day full of achievements!

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My 3 pink reasons Why?

My 3 pink reasons Why?

I’m going to tell you where my inspiration about this painting my “3 pink reasons why” came from. I visited friends of mine, lovely young family with little girls. That was my first visit at their new home in Kingston and I was pleased to see the transformation they did refurbishing this old house they bought a year ago. We talked a lot about the refurb – materials, stores, builders, changes and colour schemes.

Dominant colour in their interior is white – walls, carpets, blinders, sofas and chairs, kitchen, bathrooms. But here and there I saw light shades of grey and beige, and a hint of pink. I know why they choose the white colour – it brings light, it feels spacious, clean and pure. It is the colour of a new beginning! And I know why they have pink colour as well – because pink is sweet and girly, and traditionally the colour of love. And I decided to capture the feeling of their home on my “3 pink reasons why” canvas. This is my first reason to choose this colours for my art work.

“3 pink reasons why” and “Stormy pink”, 8″ x 10″

Secondly it resonates with my vision of home as well – light and spacious, enlighten in love and happiness. Pink has many shades and as colourful romance can bring different scale of emotions and experiences so pink is representing all the best ones. In a hope of all to be sweet, girls tend to prefer this colour among others. But do girls only like it? I think pink is for everyone!  

My 3rd why is my wish to represent the freedom in the family. “3 pink reasons why“ picture 3 tulips that are not in a bouquet, not in a garden, but still together. They are freely and mysteriously growing in the air and I hope that you can feel their confidence and independence, and at the same time the support they provide to each other. I wish every child in the world experience this type of a family. 

“3 pink reasons Why”, original oil on canvas painting, size 8″ x 10″

The Press Room

Dancing tulips 1, 2 and 3 – original oil on canvas, 8″x10″ each

It is time to share with you the BIG news around me! In this uncertain times and new Lockdown knocking on our doors this Thursday, I have decided to share with you what I have started working on during the Lockdown in April 2020. Here it is:

First, during the lockdown in April in which I followed the government rules super strict, I realized how much I miss nature and being surrounded by its beauty. It was spring and the nature was blooming! And my flat was just 3 min away from one of the most beautiful parks in London but I didn’t go there, I was following the guidance.

Second, I was missing nature so much that I started painting flowers without even thinking of using my knives to paint flowers. It happened so naturally on two canvases than I decided to keep going, keep working on this theme.

Flamy tulips – original oil on canvas, 8″x10″

“The easiest flowers to look after

are painted ones.” Iri IR

Chosen by another – 16″x20″
3 pink reasons why – 8″x10″
Stormy pink – 8″x10″

Yes, I said knives! Yes, I didn’t use brushes as most artist do, I paint with knives, kitchen knives…I’m joking. J I apply oil paints with special knives for artists that look similar to kitchen knives but are more flexible. I stopped buying and using brushes long time ago since I discovered the existence of artists knives.  

My compositions and color choice have deeper meaning than just painting flowers as objects. The bouquet of blue and blush tulips tells a story of “Chosen by Another” that often happens in real life. “Perfect Couple” illustrates the meaning of being in a beautiful relationship. “Hidden Lake” hides all of my deepest thoughts and desires but my Instagram profile reveals them all. Follow me here: IG: @artfashion_irinataneva and on my web page

And here is the BIG news:

I am exhibiting some of my original oil on canvas paintings, created with knives, in The Press Room cafe shop in London this November.

You have a chance to see them in live as they are way more impressive and beautiful in person (in painting :)). As the galleries are closing and the coffee shops are welcoming you with a delicious warm drinks this fall, don’t miss this opportunity to visit my inspiring exhibition and enjoy your fav coffee.

The Press Room
5 Claremont Road
Surbiton, London

Sunday 1st November, 8 am – 4 pm

All paintings in the coffee shop and on my special web page are available to purchase in The Press Room and through directly contacting me on my email First come, first served! Enjoy!

Perfect couple – 8″x10″
Hidden lake – 9″ x 11.7″

Chosen by Another

“Chosen by another” is oil on canvas painting in size 16″ x 20″. To me it is one of the very special painting I have created. I represents something that often happens in life – someone else to choose for us and put us in a challenging situation. What did actually happen…

When I was setting up my workspace and materials one day, my little 3 years old noticed my paint tubes for a first time. He dot super excited and grabbed a few tubes of paint. He enthusiastically began squeezing them onto my palette. By the time I could stop him, he had squeezed a huge amount of paint already. Of course he didn’t choose the colors purposely as an artist will do. He just grabbed whatever he could in his little hands.

I didn’t want to waste it and decided to take it as a challenge. I wouldn’t choose to mix coral, blue, flesh tint, blue violet and cadmium red myself ever but I think the result is pretty good.

This bouquet of tulips could complete any interior in grey-blue color theme, why not in the latest violet interior color trend. “Chosen by another” painting looks fantastic on grey, blue, magnolia or white walls, which make the painting colors pop up and turn the work into a beautiful accent.


Hello, art lovers!

Here is the latest news about me! I exhibited my art works at Talented Art Fair in 2-4 March 2018 – an exciting experience I want to share with you.

The Talented Art Fair took place at London’s iconic Old Truman Brewery. It offered a new, friendly platform for discovering some of today’s most exciting talented British and international artists, all well-established in their artistic fields, including myself. J In a bid to make collecting and investing in art easier and more affordable, Oliver Norris and his team had carefully selected the exhibiting artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers and ceramicists. The price range of exhibited work varied between £50 and £250 for a limited edition’s print, and between £250 and £5,000 for an original art work.

“An Art Fair for all art lovers; a place where you can confidently buy artwork in the full knowledge that you are making a solid investment.”

Oliver Norris, Talented Art Fair Co-Founder & Organiser

I exhibited some of my latest art works as well as some of my previous collection’s paintings. I am excited to share that a number of my works went off to homes across the globe. I am happy and pleased when my art is loved and purchased. Thank you all lovely people who appreciate my art!

My recent original art works have affordable prices, which vary between £100 and £450. They are created in acrylics on canvas, all covered with a fine resin layer to boost and protect the colours. My inspiration comes from my last summer holiday in Bahamas – beautiful nature, hot weather and bright colours! I would not try to describe it poetically as I am not a poet but I hope that you can see it with my eyes through my paintings! For those who couldn’t make it for the Talented Art Fair because of the snowy weather that weekend, I am going to post them in my Art Gallery very soon!

The Talented Art Fair happened in association with Londonist – media about London and everything that happens in it, and Artfinder – online art marketplace. It was a pleasure to speak about art with Tabish Khan and Michael Barnett. Thank you, Jonas Almgren and Michal Szczesny, for all advices on how to run my gallery shop at Artfinder. And a big thank you to Oliver and the team at Talented Art Fair for welcoming me to the artist’s team!


Talented Art Fair is showcasing the work of some of today’s most exciting contemporary British and international artists, including painter, photographers and sculptors. Emerging and award-winning artist are carefully selected by a team of professionals. The Fair is an art collector’s dream event. artwork available by over 90 talented artists will be priced between £100 up to a maximum of £5,000.

Talented Art Fair is a great place to discover amazing talent and buy art directly from artists, in a relaxed and inspiring environment. Everyone is welcome!


The Old Truman Brewery

Dray Walk, Ely’s Yard, (F Block G4 & G5)

Hanbury Street, E1 6QR

London, United Kingdom



Friday 2dt March, 6.30 pm VIP

Saturday 3rd March, 12 pm – 6.30 pm

Sunday 4th March, 12 pm – 6.30 pm


Tonight, Friday 20th October, was the grand opening of the sixteenth edition of Parallax Art Fair, which takes place at the magnificent Chelsea Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea, London.

The fair exhibits more than 7000 works of fine, decorative and applied arts from around the world in the beautiful interior of Chelsea Town Hall. The exhibitors range from recent graduates to highly experienced artists with international exhibiting experience. It is a place where different cultures mix and new ideas are shared all in uplifting surroundings and to the accompaniment of classical and jazz musicians. Refreshments have been served to all VIP guests, some of which left the Fair with lovely Art purchases and wide smiles on their faces.

Our Gallery №28 attracted the interest of the audience with colorful paintings. We are proud to exhibit only original paintings, made with oil on canvas using watercolor techniques. Welcome to our Gallery №28 this weekend – 21-22 October 2017, between 11 am – 5 pm. The doors are open to public and you can reserve your free ticket on Parallax web site for your preferred date:

It is an experience not to be missed.



Parallax Art Fair is Europe’s largest independent Art & Design Fair with over 40,000 visitors last year. It was recently featured on BBC Radio London.

The Fair takes place at Chelsea Town Hall on the fashionable King’s Road in London from 20 to 22 October 2017. There are over 200 makers in all fine and decorative mediums from around the world.

This Fair is for Art lovers, fun lovers, interior researchers and everyone else who want to spend one weekend in enjoyable atmosphere. De Ritz restaurant will keep you energetic for long walks in Art world.

Welcome to our Gallery 28! Come and join the fun with us on 21-22 October 2017, between 11am-5pm. The doors are open to public and you can reserve your free ticket on Parallax web site for your preferred date:

Chelsea Old Town Hall
King’s Road

Friday 20th October, 7,30pm VIP
Saturday 21st October, 11am – 5pm
Sunday 22nd October, 11am – 5pm