I was born and raised in Poznan, Poland, in a culture where the Fine and Performing Arts were very much a refection of the people controlled by political and cultural circumstances. Those were the times of the state-own economy and censorship, where the arts were recognised as the means of stifled self-expression. I left Poland at the age of 19 with a resolve to become an artist. I had no formal art education at that stage, so putting myself through the art college and the university was a way of receiving much needed validation. Along with the honorary award, art grants and scholarships came tentative self-recognition. Many years later I found myself living in the rural England, sharing my passion for art with children and adults. At some point I came to the conclusion that, for the art to speak in the most authentic terms, it needs to reflect one's own way of being and living and to stay informed by the metaphysics of who we really are. This led to my interest in Bio-energetic therapies and spiritual practices. With time I became a practitioner in healing arts and my work has re-emerged as a result of my personal growth and spiritual development.
As a student I studied painting in the 80's at Alberta College of Art and Design, and continued with fibre sculpture. Working with the installational format with open wire structures had freed me from the pre-conception of what art should really look like. This way of feeling and being, informed my later work on canvas which I went back to exploring ten years later.
I started exhibiting in the late 80's in Canada - Calgary: The New Gallery, Walter Philips Gallery, Max Bell Theatre in Banff, and in Montreal in Complex Canal du Lachine and Bourget Gallery. In the early 90's I went back to Poland where I worked on new installation projects presented in Gdynia and Gdansk Galleries: Zak, The Gallery 78, Contemporary Gallery of Sculpture (Gdansk), Modern Museum (Gdansk), Contemporary Art Museum of Textiles in Lodz.
My paintings were presented in Poznan (Poland) 1995, Calgary (Canada) 1985-87 and in England over the last eight years at the Individual Exhibitions in conjunction with the Oxfordshire Arts Festival, Abingdon Arts Festival, in Banbury History Museum, among others and with Robert Moy Studio Gallery in Oxford.