7. Silvia Dimitrova
Silvia Dimitrova (born 1970) in Pleven) is an icon painter. She won a place at the prestigious School of Applied Arts at Troyan at the age of 13. She graduated in 1989.
She then studied icon painting in Sofia under the tuition of Georgi Tchouchev, the grand master of Bulgarian icons, and was invited to exhibit her work in Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, amongst the elite group of icon painters.
She works in the traditional technique of icon painting – egg tempera on wood, with her work covering the whole spectrum of traditional Bulgarian icons and original works.