Writing a catchy hook for what looks like an outdated newspaper column is definitely not my forte but thankfully I got some mildly interesting pictures to show you on my other pages if this scrambled up alphabet doesn't keep your attention. If you're still with me, read on.
Born & raised in Eastern Europe, I grew up in a small town in the South of Poland that's only known to a select number of people. Life was flourishing and everything seemed like it was where it should be with a singular small perspective on life and toys in hand - but before I knew it; I found myself on a transatlantic flight over a seemingly endless ocean to the frigid & windy lands of Canada. After formulating many friendships and completing the entire school curriculum, I found myself once again crossing the vast Atlantic ocean back to my motherland.
Being back in Poland was a unique experience. Not because it felt foreign in some way but rather because I finally had the opportunity to explore streets rich in history & culture, meet many talented people with captivating stories and enjoy the wonderful cuisine that can't be beat. Fast forward almost a decade and I move back to Canada to pursue what's been always burning inside. Am I staying in Canada forever? Maybe? Who knows, but I can't say it doesn't feel good to be back to be in a melting pot.
Art has always been an underlying tone in my life. When I was a young, I couldn't keep my attention on anything but cartoons, drawing and disassembling household items like clocks. I was quite contempt with a pencil and paper for illustrating my thoughts but that all changed when I heard the glorious bootup sound of Windows 95 for the first time and had my first experience with MS Paint. It only had one layer, no tool adjustments but it kept me entertained for longer than thing else had at that point.
This continued on for many years and hasn't really stopped in a sense thanks to better software with more advance features. While all fun, it took a bit of the adventure away from drawing since it was easy to undo mistakes and make adjustments wherever fit. At that moment I knew I needed to come back to my roots; which lead to painting. I had done apparently numerous paintings as a young child but could almost recall none of it at that point. The first attempts were complete failures and and the lack of any real control over liquids or the physics of the world was infuriating to say the least but I could never accept defeat as I knew I could be the only obstacle stopping myself achieving what I desire to see.
I don't limit myself to what I see myself doing as I believe everyone's limitless in their capacity to create. Sometimes we just need a little bit of inspiration to jump start it all so I hope my art might one day do that for someone else.