oil on canvas, original size: 48 × 40 cm.

As a child I believed that fireflies are fabulous creatures from a fairytale world and in the night they are trying to illuminate their way back home. Perhaps back then on a subconscious level was the birth of the idea to paint the fireflies, but in recent years often comes to my mind and slowly formed in the course of time. 2 weeks ago I decided that the time has come and I know well enough the"Ember of Life" in nature to reproduce them on the canvas.


firefly, fairy tale, fireflies, lights, silhouette, trees, moonlight, grass, ember, illuminate, nature, night, evening, darkness, oil, animals, bugs, fairy, fairytale, green, landscape, meadow, shadows, summer

Kiril Stanchev is born in 1974 in the city of Rousse. He is a representative of the new generation of Bulgarian artists who are trying to combine the beauty in the tradition of the old masters with the complex emotions of the present. Inspired initially by the cultural atmosphere of his own family, and particularly by his grandfather Kiril Stanchev Sr., one of the well known names in Bulgarian art, Stanchev developed his style in the Sofia College of Fine Arts.

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  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenabout 2 years ago

    ahhh so beautifully stated and brought to life! you are an AMAZING artist!

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago


  • kirilart
    kirilartabout 2 years ago

    Thank you both for the kind words :) Best wishes!

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 2 years ago

    This came out beautifully… captures the magic of the night and the fireflies. What a wonderful scene!!

  • Thanks Elizabeth!

    – kirilart

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...12 months ago

    A magical work . . . I well remember the excietment of discovering fireflies for the first time . . .

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