My name is Jelyasko Jelyaskov, I was born on 17.02.1950 in Shumen, Bulgaria but I am currently living and working in Varna. Art has been my passion since a very early age, I have been impressed by the work of artists like Rupin, Kramskoi, Levitan and Monet, I have used their style as an inspiration in developing my personal style. I have found out that I have a real talent and passion for art when I was 15- years old. One of my talents is painting portraits, I am able to express the person’s feelings and emotions through my work. Another passion of mine is painting the sea sights, big part of my work is actually painting landscapes of the sea. There have been times in my life when I have not spent enough time painting but I have never lost my talent or my passion for art. After my retirement I again had the time and desire to take the brushes and the paints and create some of my best pieces of art. Krasimir Angelov who is a bulgarian artist and a friend of mine, has been a big motivation for me with advice and ideas for new techniques, he had helped me to develop my style.