Nikolo Balkanski’s paintings bring his European origin and training to his art and his post-impressionist interpretations carry a distinctive quality that easily captivates the viewer with his portrayal of the subject using sophisticated color and remarkable draftsmanship.
Classically trained in his native Bulgaria, he held his first one-man show at the age of 21. In his early years as a professional artist. He focused mainly on the commissioned portraits and had many successful exhibitions throughout Europe. He’s since moved to the United States in 1984, where he is concentrated more on landscapes and other subjects.
Over the years, Nikolo has been involved in countless solo and group exhibitions, including Artists of America, Great American Artists, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale- Premier Platinum and William E. Weiss Purchase Awards in 2012, Artist Choice Award 2007, and Mike Maier Memorial Award in 2006, CM Russell Art Auction, Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum, Oil Painters of America- Presidents Award of Excellence in 2013 National Show, Representing the West- Juror’s Choice Award 2007, Paint the Parks- Grand Prize Purchase Award (mini) in 2012, Colorado Governor’s Invitational where he received Collector’s Choice Award in 1999, Arts for the Parks- Landscape Award of Excellence in 1995, Impressionist Award of Excellence- master Signature Division, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition 2018 and many others.