“The fact that I myself do not understand the meaning of my paintings at the time that I am painting them, does not mean that they have no meaning”.
Currently I like to think of myself as a colourfull abstract painter of emotions and characters. I also like to record what I see around me, either as realistic as a street scene or abstract as the feel of them moment.
My adventures with fine arts started back in Poland, where I was born and raised.
I was 13 years old when I went to an art school away from home.
After six years of intense training in realistic art and in visual communications I have received an equivalent to a Diploma in Art and Design alongside with separate A-levels.
Exhausted by all of it I left Poland in search of an another adventure,
this time in England.
While working as a volunteer in a Youth Christian retreat centre I was commissioned to paint a big banner as an aim for meditation for the teens. Then I discovered my new interest – representing believes, life, emotions and human soul through an abstract composition of colours, shapes and lines. I became their artist in residence, creating more inspiring spaces and helping with art workshops.
After 3 years of my youth work adventure I arrived in Chelmsford, Essex to study Interior Architecture at Writtle School of Design. There I have explored the idea of the Sense of Place, which inspires me to record not only what I see but how I experience places with all the senses.
I have completed my degree with BA (hons) in 2012 and moved to Surrey. Since then I have worked in Putney as a designer for PAD Architects and then in Weybridge as an Interior Architect for Halo Design Interiors. In all honesty the painting has been put to one side until now, 2017, where joining Woking Art Society has given me a boost of inspiration to paint more.
I hope the paintings will become an aid to reflection for some, healing to others and simply a smile to all.