I am Krystyna Krasowska-Cicha. I am contemporary Polish artist based in Drogheda in Ireland. I graduated from Academy of Fine Art in Lodz, where I received degree in fine art in 2009. I am acclaimed landscape and sacred images artist who paints in oil on location and from my home studio.
Since I was a child, I loved to draw with pencil and coal. I was so amazed what I can achieve with such simple tool like a pencil. But this was just the beginning. Oil technique brought me to a completely new world – my world. Full range of possibilities, colors, texture, layers – contrasty heavy impasto against thin, delicate passages…just breath-taking.
Art became my way of living and linked me to God. The whole world, the nature, all creatures shows me that Heavenly Father loves me. My aim as an artist is to create paintings that makes people to feel God’s love.
I find an inspiration in the world around me. Colors, shapes and relation between them. Light, sunsets, sunrises all the different ways it make us feel. As well I find an inspiration in works of Old Masters such as J.W.Turner, A. Zorn like and masters of impressionism such as O.C.Monet , V.v.Gogh and in works of J. Pankiewicz, who represents polish art movement “The Kapists”.
My creative process involves painting from life as well as working in the art studio. Usually my smaller paintings are quick sketches of what I see and feel. I love to work with them then on my bigger paintings where I can develop it further.
The main subject of my artworks are sacred images and land/sea/sky-scapes. My art is a tribute to God. It is my song of praise to Him.
All my canvases are hand made form the finest fabric and wood. I use a good quality base coat Gesso, oil paints ( Van Gogh, Renesans, Phoenix, Winsor & Newton ) and top coats (dammar varnish medium anti UV). A signed certificate of authenticity is attached to each of my artworks.