My name is Ilko Nikolov I was born in Bulgaria in 1972. Ever since I can remember, painting and drawing has always been my passion and joy. In the past 10 years, it has become more of an addiction. In art, I admire the natural beauty of people and I aim to depict the heroes of everyday life; I like to immortalise those whom history will not remember. I believe that representational art is here to show the simple wonders of the world and I am honoured to be the one who can show this. I take surrealistic ideas, which I implement in my realistic style; this makes them more authentic, despite incorporating different compositions.