In January 2022 few of my paintings were showcased in Krakow's museum Muzeum Krakowa/Muzeum Podgórze during The Co-Existence exhibition. More information about the exhibition itself you can find here.
How this all started?
I have been always flirting with art through photography, but I have never dared to do something else. When someone has been asking me - Ewa, why photography? My answer was - Well, I do not have enough talent to paint. Through all those years I believed that I take pictures just because it's the only way I can capture my concepts, ideas, and visualize my feelings.
They are saying that need is the mother of invention and it was exactly my case. Very close friend of mine, Lola, asked me for an opinion about one painting she was planning to buy online to decorate her newly renovated apartment. It was an early stage of Covid, spring 2020. Few months earlier I decided to quit my regular job and follow dreams about independent entrepreneurship, running an online business, traveling and living my best life. I failed painfully (the first lockdown wasn't the best period for beginners). I felt like I was losing everything, all my savings, apartment, independence and then... came up Lola with her plan to buy an expensive painting that she was not even sure if it's original or just a picture printed on canvas. I looked at it closely, it was a total abstract, with lots of gold and green and I offered Lola to make the same, just half price. And... I made it!
I ordered a set of paints, canvas and started my creative journey, testing colors, finding my style and enjoying each single moment when I was hanging another finished painting on the wall. After some while my apartment became a small gallery.