About me

About Me

I am a self-taught Polish artist living and painting in Co. Wexford, Ireland, which has been my home for the last 15 years.

My love for the lightness and unpredictability of watercolour make it my favourite medium and  my watercolour paintings can be described as bold and fresh. I have won several awards both nationally and internationally and have been working as a professional artist for the past four years.

my paintings

I exaggerate both colour and light as when we remember some place or moment in time our minds naturally does this as well and the memories are sharper and bolder. I focus the viewer on a pin prick in time, a snapshot bright and beautiful. Positive beautiful art, nostalgic but also of the now.
Be it not a memory I feel it should still speak to you. And what it says can’t be boring or repetitive but a mantra, words to affirm and live by every day that you never tire of hearing.

 

Plein Air Painting

Plein air painting is an important part of my process, indeed a necessary addition to my visual development – it informs every studio painting I do. When you paint plein air nature is your tutor, a benign and patient master who gentle guides your hand with each lesson and with each and every interaction brings better understanding of the landscape and its myriad of colours and moods. Landscapes are a perfect way of expressing the beauty of the world around me.

Learning to paint is a slow process, indeed one could argue a never ending one, but once mastered i believe there is a duty to give back to the world by adding beauty to it. I have borrowed so much from nature and continue to do so, so I hope I do her justice in my works and by my works show my love of her.

 

Teaching

I have been teaching others to paint with watercolour for over 5 years and it is a very rewarding part of my practice.  I love watching how students loosen up, get better and fall in love with watercolour.

If you are interested in learning to paint with me please find more info here.

 

Awards:

2019

First prize at Kathleen Browne’s Festival for a portrait of honourable Mayor of Bridgetown, Bridie

2019

Bronze award at Art In The Open, Festival Exhibition in Greenacres, Wexford

2019

First Prize at Gorey Landscapes exhibition, Gorey Art Collective Studio, Gorey

2018

First prize at Puck group exhibition, Puck, Poland

2018

Bronze Award at Art In The Open exhibition in Greenacres, Wexford

2017

First prize of the day in Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival in Balbriggan, co Fingal

2015

Silver Award at Art In The Open exhibition, Wexford

2013

First Prize in Artfest competition in The Gaslamp Gallery, Gorey

solo exhibitions:

2019

‘Corners’ an exhibition of Gorey town paintings, Kate Kos Studio

2017

‘sea breeze’ – solo exhibition in The Gaslamp Gallery, Gorey

2017

‘waterside’ – solo exhibition in Pigyard Gallery, Wexford

2016

‘Serenity’ – solo exhibition in The Gaslamp Gallery, Gorey

2014

‘twenty14’ solo exhibition in Well’s House, Ballyedmond, co. Wexford

Group Exhibitions:

2019

Art In The Open – group exhibition, Greenacres, Wexford

2019

‘Women by women’ group exhibition in The Creative Hub Wexford

2018

The Portrait of Bunclody‘ group exhibition in ARTBank Bunclody

2018

15 Pucki Salon Artystyczny – group exhibition in Puck, Poland

2018

‘Flowers & Gardens’ group exhibition in 311 Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

2018

2018 ‘Fabriano in Aquarello 2018’ – an international watercolour group exhibition in Fabriano, Italy May 3-7.

2018

‘From Land and Sea’ – group exhibition, Joan Clancy Gallery, Mlweelahorna Ring, Dungarvan

2017

Art In The Open – group exhibition, Greenacres, Wexford

2016

Art In The Open – group exhibition, Wexford

2013

‘Swirls & Squares’ joined exhibition with Stephen Rooney, The Gaslamp Gallery, Gorey

From the blog..

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