Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman Is a self-taught artist. She consider her self Half-Bulgarian, Half- Russian and 36% American.
Her grandparents lost everything in the Revolution, and being Beluie/Waits/ where saving there lives emigrating to Turkey
,and lately to Bulgaria. She was born in Pleven- Bulgaria, where she began her career in the arts writing poetry,
like her father influenced by the beauty of the Russian literature and language. She published two books on
poetry and her poems and stories appeared in various newspapers and magazines throughout Bulgaria.
Antoaneta began to experiment with oils at the age of eighteen. Her works first appeared in group exhibitions
and later individually. More recently she exhibited her works in Cyprus with a series of paintings dedicated to women and love.
Her paintings are in private collections in Bulgaria, Italy , Cyprus,and USA In 2001 Melnikova -Hillman become accustomed to
a new home and culture here in America where she continues her career as an artist.