A painter and graphic designer, with a clear flair for the abstract and the colour that can be found in the works of traditional Polish artists, such as Jacek Malczewski or Tadeusz Brzozowski, as well as the more modern world-famous artists Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko. MA at Poznan Art Academy. As a student she worked with an alternative theatre group ‘Teatr Osmego Dnia.
Maria is a Committee member of the Association of the Polish Artists in Great Britain. She has exhibited in Poland, England, Italy, Syria, Rosia and France.
Her portfolio includes painting, drawing, pastels, traditional printmaking and computer graphics; she is also involved in a desktop publishing.
What is art?
In this modern, supposedly sophisticated world anything can be a piece of art, be it an object or an event. In my world, this definition is further constrained by the following:
Art is that which has been worked hard upon, and has not been created by accident.
It has been crafted with technique developed through lifelong study and experience.
Art is that which allows the artist's personality to shine through - a unique snapshot of a person with which I can engage in an intimate and honest dialogue. A bridge.
It is a true manifestation of the artist's sensitivity; it stimulates emotions; is not indifferent and causes me to care.
That which I want to get to know more, and understand how it has been created.
Who is an artist?
A lonely soul, in eternal intent and need to transmit his/her life's artistic understanding and wisdom across to the world.
Sometimes like an old book whose words store the wisdom only to be unlocked by those coming long after it.
A photographer of here and now.