Contemporary realist artist Tanya Atanasova started a project called “You, my dear” two years ago, as her way of saying “thank you” to the people who played an important role in her life throughout the years.
She wanted to capture more than just the physical attributes of her models and since her project is about her friends, she wanted to tell their story through her paintings.
“I devote a lot of attention to the construction of my character’s personalities. Being interested in the psychology of my models, I want to become an intermediary between subject. My gaze is directed deep into the story of every personage, I create his/her identity and unique complexity,” the artist wrote on Bored Panda.
Take a look below.