My name is Lyudmila Tomova and I’m an artist – painter, illustrator and designer. I welcome you to my website showcasing my art. You will feel inspired, uplifted and more alive by the end of this journey. 


In my work I merge abstract and realistic elements together to create mood, movement and an impression of the world around or within us. Everything moves, even rocks. The ever-changing states in man and nature are a constant source of inspiration for my work. Read More


The mysterious process of art creation can only be experienced by sharing our art with others bringing us all to a state of higher consciousness. We need to live that experience and constantly sharpen our perceptions for the beauty around and within everything.

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All paintings are for sale unless noted otherwise. If you need further information or have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Session 4 of the “Discover the Magic of Watercolor” class at VAC

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Session 4 of the “Discover the Magic of Watercolor” class. We were having a blast painting figures boldly and confidently. Lessons learned today – “Creatively interpret your reference and simplify”…

Session 3 of the “Discover the Magic of Watercolor” class at VAC

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Session 3 of my Watercolor class – I’m so impressed with the artists’ work. Painting figures could be challenging, but the results were really amazing! Lessons learned – “Using light…

Session 2 of the “Discover the Magic of Watercolor” class at VAC

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Our Session 2 of the 5-session watercolor class at the Village Art Circle went great with some really impressive work by the artists! We did landscape painting and the main…

Session 1 of the “Discover the Magic of Watercolor” class

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What a fantastic first session of our Watercolor workshop yesterday! I’m so impressed with everyone’s work that I can only imagine the masterpieces that all artists will end up with…

Bow Tie and Butterfly Gala 2016 at NC Museum of Art

It was an amazing night at the NC Museum of Art!! Thank you to all my friends and everyone who came to this wonderful event! We had a blast! I’m still laughing about Dan’s introduction of me as a “former pole dancer”, haha – good one Dan! I wish. And the alias on my tag was something else too “Diva”. On a serious note, it was a fantastic night, great people, food, music and art!! “Beyond Powerful” was unveiled! Read more…

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Emerging Women NC

So happy to have been chosen as one of the 52 women to be honored in 2016 by the Emerging Women NC. It’s a wonderful organization and a platform that spotlights women across North Carolina who lead in their day to day life with compassion and integrity. http://www.emergingwomennc.com/

Photography by Steffanie Vineyard Lafors. Please visit A Photographic Memory by Steffanie, left to right, Caterri Woodrum (Chief Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer North Carolina Museum of Art), Lyudmila Tomova, Artist – Emerging woman 2016, BJ Davis (Director of Emerging Women NC).

Group Picture #5

2016 Exhibitions and Events

February | Room 100 Gallery (solo show) - Durham | February 6 – March 6, 2016

Durham Art Guild – solo show at Room 100 Gallery: Building 3 of Golden Belt
807 E. Main St. in Durham, NC
Exhibit dates: February 6 – March 6, 2016
Third Friday Durham reception: February 19, from 6 – 9pm

February | Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery (four artist show) - Raleigh | First Friday Opening: Feb 5th at 6m

Calling all friends! Everyone is invited to the reception of this incredible 4-person show at Nicole’s Studio and Gallery in Raleigh. I’m so honored to be in the company of such high caliber world-renowned artists! http://www.nicolestudio.com/images/Artists/artist.html
“Figures and Face with a Personal Flair”
Reception: February 5th 6:00-8:30pm
Featuring Dan Beck, Jean Grunewald, Lyudmila Tomova and Catherine Martin. Four artists with uniquely distinct styles celebrating aspects of human nature in oil, acrylic and watercolor from American Impressionism to Contemporary Abstractions. I’ll be presenting a whole new series of dancers.

Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery
Feb 5th: First Friday Opening – at 6m
719 N Person Street,
Raleigh 27604
T: (919) 838-8580

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March | North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh | March 3rd 6:30- 9:00 pm

Emerging Women of NC. North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh
March 3rd, 6:30- 9:00 pm
Witness the unveiling of this year’s artist and the 1st in the Butterfly Women Art Collection for 2016

Raise your glass and help us acknowledge our 2016 Emerging Woman of the Year And Emerging Young Woman of the Year

On display will be Dan Campbell’s Butterfly Women Art Collection for 2015
Witness the unveiling of this year’s artist and the 1st in the Butterfly Women Art Collection for 2016 Enjoy some contemporary artwork on display in the North Carolina Museum of Art Heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, delightful desserts, wonderful entertainment and beautiful people will make this an amazing event
$65.00 per person • $120.00 per couple

This is the premiere party of 2016, you don’t want to miss it!

Purchase Tickets at Emerging Women NC.com

March | 2016 Georgia Watercolor Society 2016 National Exhibition - Dawsonville, GA | March 15 – April 30

“Carriages in Corfu”, watercolor, 22×30″ has been juried into the 2016 Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition. Thank you jurror Don Andrews!

Location: Bowen Center for the Arts
334 Highway 9N
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Dates: March 15 – April 30, 2016

April | 2016 Appetite 4 Art Auction and Gala (to benefit the Boys & Girls Club) - Raleigh, NC | April 9

This event took place at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM). I hear we were only 16 artists selected. All three of my paintings sold out.

May | The Village Art Circle (solo) - Cary | Final Friday Opening is April 29

The Village Art Circle
May: Final Friday Opening is April 29 at 6pm (with live demo)
Balkans Reminisce

June | Seratoma Arts Center (solo) - Raleigh | Opening on June 10th 6 – 8pm

Seratoma Arts Center Exhibit Space: Hall Gallery
Dates of Exhibit: May & June

May | Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 41st Annual Exhibition | Friday, May 29

My “Preparing For The Storm“ has been selected for the 41st Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition (WFWS41). Thank you juror, Sterling Edwards who selected 135 paintings from 1063 entries from 517 artists, from the 12 watercolor societies!!!

WFWS41 Exhibition hosted by Colorado Watercolor Society, 2016
at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd,
Arvada, CO 80003-3499

June 9 – August 28, 2016

June | Southern Watercolor Society 39th SW Annual Juried Exhibition | May 9 – June 28

My “Flamenco Moves” has been juried into the Southern Watercolor Society 39th SW Annual Juried Exhibition. 80 paintings from the 373 submitted were selected. Thank you juror Dale Laitinen! The show will be from May 9 – June 28 at the Pryor Gallery, Columbia, TN

June | The Arts Center (solo) - Emerging Artist Series - Carrboro | Opening on June 10th 6-8pm

The Arts Center
Emerging Artist Series
June: Opening on June 10th, 6-8pm,
East Main St. Carrboro, NC
T: (919) 929-2787


Raleigh, NC