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My story begins in Poland, where I grew up and eventually completed my education in Commercial Art and Advertising before setting my roots in Canada, over 30 years ago. Upon my immigration to Canada, I continued to expand my studies, taking numerous additional art courses at the Dundas Valley School of Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Mohawk College.
My courses ranged from Graphic Design to Creative Watercolour to the Artist Educator program. My education led me to become a Graphic Designer, but my creative mind was always wandering, allowing me to explore many other facets of art - dabbling in painting, drawing, pyrography, creative face painting, sculpture, painting on windows, collage and mural creation.
I was extremely grateful for the opportunity to mentor and guide several different youth-led projects run by young artists from in and around the Hamilton community. Many of these projects involved creative activities and exercises. We created large-scale pieces and murals with kids that were later displayed around the Hamilton Harbour area. Most notably, the ‘Young Artists Among Us’ Exhibition, which ran for 4 consecutive years, was an incredible success and it was so inspiring to watch these young minds work together and push themselves to accomplish something that had an impact on their community and got exponentially better and bigger each year that it ran.
- 2017 nominated for the Hamilton Arts Award - Artist Educator.
- 2019 won Platinium Award - Hamilton Community Papers
- 2015 - Commissioned to complete designed by me “exploding soccer ball” - public art for Pan Am Games in Hamilton
- Partake in solo and group exhibition since 2005
On many occasions I have been asked what kind of art do I like to create and what inspires me? There is no simple answer, because it all depends on many different factors, including where I am in my life, what kind of mood I am in, the season, whether I want to create something for myself or for other people to enjoy, etc. I use many various techniques and mediums to create my art such as, watercolours, acrylics, graphite. I also like switching and experimenting with creating realistic pieces and abstract ones. My portfolio includes a variety of work ranging from small paintings (3x3 inches) to huge murals longer than 200ft.