Selma Todorova is born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduates the National High School of Fine Arts in 1981 and the National Art Academy in 1989 in the class of prof. Ivan Gazdov. Among her professors is Alexander Poplilov - a prominent artist, legendary watercolorist, illustrator, graphic designer, portraitist, master of the historical composition.
Selma Todorova has an extremely wide spectrum of professional and art interests: icon, illustration, book design, and design of clothes, graphic design, portrait, landscape, nude body, and composition. She paints both watercolor and oil painting, and has more than 50 solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.
Participates in many TV shows, collective exhibitions, art symposiums and forums in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Romania, Italy, Spain, India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey, and USA. Organizer of international workshops in India and Bulgaria. Teaches drawing and painting. Winner of numerous national and international awards for watercolor, oil painting, design of clothes and lifetime achievement. Member of jury in international competitions. Member of the Union of the Bulgarian Artists and AIAP.
Head of IWS Bulgaria Foundation (branch of IWS Globe), curator of the “International Watercolor Triennial – Varna, Bulgaria” 2016.
Her paintings are owned by a number of institutions such as the Ministry of Culture – Republic of Bulgaria; the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria; the Municipality of Sliven, Bulgaria; the Union of the Bulgarian artist; as well as city art galleries, embassies and collectors in many countries. Her portraits of historical personalities are in the galleries, reception halls and representative offices around Bulgaria.
Last lights, watercolor