Meet the Artist



Sabbi Gavrailov is a self-taught artist from Bulgaria who lives and works in the United Kingdom since 2003.
He originates from the town of Brezovo, the birthplace of two iconic Bulgarian artists: Zlatyu Boyadzhiev and Mincho Katsarov
He relates to Zlatyu Boyadzhiev through his great grandfather who was Zlatyu’s close cousin. There are striking similarities found between the landscape painting style of Sabbi Gavrailov and Zlatyu Boyadzhiev. 

Sabbi actively participates in the local art communities in Hertfordshire and exhibits at local events, and galleries and takes part in national and international art competitions. He paints in oils as a primary medium, and he is commissioned for his award-winning portraits, still-life art as well as impressionist landscape work. 

Sabbi uses only his own sketches and photography to create his paintings and often participates in open studio events, and is often invited as a guest speaker where he demonstrates his style of painting. 

His artworks are in private collections in The United Kingdom, The Middle East, and Bulgaria.  



  • Dacorum Creatives Art Hub -Group exhibition-March
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2023 - Participating 
  • Royal Society of British Painters Annual exhibition 2023 - Participating 
  • Jackson's Painting Prize  2023- Participating 


  • Dec - Guest Speaker and Demonstration Harpenden Art Club-Still -Life in Oils
  • Nov-Dacorum Creatives Art Hub -Group exhibition-Portraiture
  • Oct-HAC 63nd Annual Group Exhibition-Harpenden, UK - WINNER- Visitor's Choice of painting 
  • Sept-HVAF Open Studios-Hemel Hempstead, UK 
  • July-HVAF Big Art Fair-Group Exhibition, Hitchin, UK 
  • June-Anatomy of a portrait HMQEII-Featured exhibition(Dacorum Creatives Art Hub)
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters  - Participating 
  • Jackson's Painting Prize - Participating 
  • Dacorum Creatives Art Hub -Group exhibition-Marine Art
  • Dacorum Creatives Art Hub -Group exhibition-Portraits and Landscapes


  • HVAF Big Art Fair-Group Exhibition, Hitchin, UK
  • HVAF Open Studios-Hemel Hempstead, UK
  • Dacorum Creatives Autumn Exhibition-Hemel Hempstead, UK
  • HAC 62nd Annual Group Exhibition-Harpenden, UK- WINNER- Visitor's Choice of painting
  • Dacorum Creatives Art Hub Winter Exhibition, UK


  • HVAF Herts Visual Art Winter Showcase- Group online exhibition 
  • The Beyonder-Picture of the week online publication