Joro Petkov was born in 1960 in the small Bulgarian town of Tchiprovtzi. A town renowned for it’s unique carpet designs and supports a distinguished legacy as the home of many fine artists. As a young man of 14 Joro moved to Sophia, the nations capital. He attended the prestigious Ilia Petrov School of Fine Art until 1981, then continued his training at the Nicolai Pavloich Academy of Arts. His focus at the Pavlovich Academy was on printmaking, however he studied various techniques until his graduation in 1986.
In 1987 Joro accepted an art teachers position at Petar Parchevich High School in Sophia. He taught until 1991 then resigned to focus on his career as an artist. Joros’ career has flourished since he moved to Canada in 1992. He paints landscapes predominantly but also creates some exciting abstract pieces as well. Not only does Joro have exceptional painting skills his printmaking expertise sees service on a variety of etching editions.