Artist Statement

Unleashed colour is the most important component of my art.  I have always been drawn to intense, vibrant colours, working primarily with acrylic because for me it is the vehicle which best conveys my reality.

TerraSkin and Yupo papers contain unique qualities which allow the paints to flow and mingle in a dance-like act, creating dynamic effects.  
The paints move side by side in a complementary motion, not always blending, but presenting a powerful contextual balance and beauty.

Although I often paint visually appealing things from everyday life, I also follow my instincts, making spontaneous decisions.  My work covers a broad spectrum – from intense close-up detail to landscape and urban themes.  Some of my works leave traces of a realistic world and some are completely abstract, causing the viewer to stop, reflect and ponder.

I invite you to explore beauty from my perspective.

Unleashed colour is the most important component of my art.  I have always been drawn to intense, vibrant colours, working primarily with acrylic because for me it is the vehicle which best conveys my reality.

TerraSkin and Yupo papers contain unique qualities which allow the paints to flow and mingle in a dance-like act, creating dynamic effects.  The paints move side by side in a complementary motion, not always blending, but presenting a powerful contextual balance and beauty.

Although I often paint visually appealing things from everyday life, I also follow my instincts, making spontaneous decisions.  My work covers a broad spectrum – from intense close-up detail to landscape and urban themes.  Some of my works leave traces of a realistic world and some are completely abstract, causing the viewer to stop, reflect and ponder.

I invite you to explore beauty from my perspective.

Unleashed colour is the most important component of my art.  I have always been drawn to intense, vibrant colours, working primarily with acrylic because for me it is the vehicle which best conveys my reality.

TerraSkin and Yupo papers contain unique qualities which allow the paints to flow and mingle in a dance-like act, creating dynamic effects.  The paints move side by side in a complementary motion, not always blending, but presenting a powerful contextual balance and beauty.

Although I often paint visually appealing things from everyday life, I also follow my instincts, making spontaneous decisions.  My work covers a broad spectrum – from intense close-up detail to landscape and urban themes.  Some of my works leave traces of a realistic world and some are completely abstract, causing the viewer to stop, reflect and ponder.

I invite you to explore beauty from my perspective.

About

Polish born Anna Lesniewska has had her work described as stunning, breathtaking and inspiring.

An individual with a wide range of interests, she was initially destined to work in business. She earned a degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Lodz, but did not stop there. She further received a diploma in textiles, focusing on colours and textures. Soon, her fascination with photography prevailed. She travelled extensively in Canada, taking photos of the natural wonders from coast to coast. She travelled around Europe where she visited the main galleries of France, England, Holland, Italy, Scandinavia and Poland. In the process she developed a fondness for post – impressionist and early modernist styles. She found the art of painting liberating and fulfilling.

Being a very private person, Anna started painting away from the scrutiny of the public. After a period of experimentation, she chose acrylic on the TerraSkin paper and the Yupo paper as her medium. For awhile she was self – taught, but, ultimately, she found herself under the tutelage of a Canadian painter/sculptor Erica Reshef of ArtVenture Art Studio. It was in the context of Erica’s studio that Anna had her first exhibitions, which, in turn led her to other venues within a short period of time.

Anna Lesniewska has a penchant for colours and textures. She is always searching for new contexts and new technical solutions. There is a sense of “fluidity” and “magnetism” in her art. Her work is full of intensity and fantasy, and it often reflects the blurry nature of realty. At times abstract, sometimes metaphorical, at other times formalist – her work displays a deep respect for the medium.

photo of Anna

Polish born Anna Lesniewska has had her work described as stunning, breathtaking and inspiring.

An individual with a wide range of interests, she was initially destined to work in business. She earned a degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Lodz, but did not stop there. She further received a diploma in textiles, focusing on colours and textures. Soon, her fascination with photography prevailed. She travelled extensively in Canada, taking photos of the natural wonders from coast to coast. She travelled around Europe where she visited the main galleries of France, England, Holland, Italy, Scandinavia and Poland. In the process she developed a fondness for post – impressionist and early modernist styles. She found the art of painting liberating and fulfilling.

Being a very private person, Anna started painting away from the scrutiny of the public. After a period of experimentation, she chose acrylic on the TerraSkin paper and the Yupo paper as her medium. For awhile she was self – taught, but, ultimately, she found herself under the tutelage of a Canadian painter/sculptor Erica Reshef of ArtVenture Art Studio. It was in the context of Erica’s studio that Anna had her first exhibitions, which, in turn led her to other venues within a short period of time.

Anna Lesniewska has a penchant for colours and textures. She is always searching for new contexts and new technical solutions. There is a sense of “fluidity” and “magnetism” in her art. Her work is full of intensity and fantasy, and it often reflects the blurry nature of realty. At times abstract, sometimes metaphorical, at other times formalist – her work displays a deep respect for the medium.

photo of Anna

Polish born Anna Lesniewska has had her work described as stunning, breathtaking and inspiring.

An individual with a wide range of interests, she was initially destined to work in business. She earned a degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Lodz, but did not stop there. She further received a diploma in textiles, focusing on colours and textures. Soon, her fascination with photography prevailed. She travelled extensively in Canada, taking photos of the natural wonders from coast to coast. She travelled around Europe where she visited the main galleries of France, England, Holland, Italy, Scandinavia and Poland. In the process she developed a fondness for post – impressionist and early modernist styles. She found the art of painting liberating and fulfilling.

Being a very private person, Anna started painting away from the scrutiny of the public. After a period of experimentation, she chose acrylic on the TerraSkin paper and the Yupo paper as her medium. For awhile she was self – taught, but, ultimately, she found herself under the tutelage of a Canadian painter/sculptor Erica Reshef of ArtVenture Art Studio. It was in the context of Erica’s studio that Anna had her first exhibitions, which, in turn led her to other venues within a short period of time.

Anna Lesniewska has a penchant for colours and textures. She is always searching for new contexts and new technical solutions. There is a sense of “fluidity” and “magnetism” in her art. Her work is full of intensity and fantasy, and it often reflects the blurry nature of realty. At times abstract, sometimes metaphorical, at other times formalist – her work displays a deep respect for the medium.