About Our Auction
My name is Vasko DeLev - a Canadian artist with Eastern European roots. I am a heart attack survivor. Being slim, fit, and always health-conscious, the heart attack came as a huge surprise to me and my family. It came at the end of March, just as Covid19 was gathering steam. After spending five days in a coma, and thanks to the miracle work of the cardiologists at the Heart Institute in Ottawa, I feel good again and returning to normal life.
My family already made a cash donation, but I want to do more. I am auctioning some of my artwork and all proceeds I will donate to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
As an artist, I have gone through several stages of development - from a traditional realistic painting of landscapes and portraits to abstract works of art that focus more on the relationship between colors and shapes than conveying a special meaning. My paintings have participated in numerous group exhibitions. In 2019, "Portrait of a Woman" was awarded second place in a completion organized by Contemporary Art Gallery Online. Many of my paintings belong to private collectors in Canada, Bulgaria, Kuwait, and the USA.
My goal with this auction is to raise $5000 for the UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA HEART INSTITUTE ( Charitable Registration No. 140813452RR0001.
I know that all the art lovers out there can make it happen. Buying an art piece may help save someone's life.
Thank you for your generosity!
About Surprising Art
Surprising Art offers original paintings and other art objects created by the Canadian artist Vasko DeLev.
Larger size painting by the artist can be found on