“Footprints in the Sand”, a watercolor exhibition by Katerina Kovatcheva, will open at Doongalik on Monday, October 26 from 6-9pm and will be on display until Wednesday November 18.

Katerina Kovatcheva is a Bulgarian-born artist, graphic designer and art teacher. She is a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, where she has resided with her family for the past 15 years. Over the years, she has won awards and recognition from all around the world for outstanding performances in numerous artistic themes and settings.

Katerina holds a Master of Art Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her favorite mediums are watercolor, soft pastels and oil. She is also the official representative of IWS (International Watercolor Society) for The Bahamas, and encourages any other local watercolor artists to contact her if they are interested in becoming a part of the organization.

Between 1991 and 1995 she worked as a fashion designer, managing her own fashion studio and designer line of winter and summer clothing. She has since worked for various hotel chains and institutions around the world – as an independent portrait artist, caricature artist, stage design coordinator, and design planner as well as a coordinator for all artistic projects and themed events for multiple hotel institutions such as RIU Hotels & Resorts in the Dominican Republic, Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island in The Bahamas, to name a few.

Katerina also has an earnest passion for teaching and as an art and crafts teacher she has devoted many years to the education of students in various Bahamian government and private schools at all levels from grade one to pre-college. She has proudly led her classes to multiple best achievement awards on a national level several years in a row.

Katerina is also proficient in five languages. She enjoys travelling around the world and has made the beautiful Bahamas her final choice of residence. With her endless passion for self-improvement and motivation for overachievement, she has proven herself as a talented and accomplished artist in multiple fields. Find more artist info on her Artist Facebook page and website.