Paulina was born and raised in a small town in central Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1987. After completing college in Victoria B.C., starting a family, and building two successful businesses, her family decided it was time to move from the coast to the mountains. In 2017 her family settled in Invermere where the outdoors became an integral part of their lives.
Paulina’s journey as a self-taught artist began in her teenage years. She spent years exploring acrylics on canvas and wood, later adding acrylic inks and playing with mix media. Her acrylic work can be deliberate with each brush stroke carefully thought out, while other times she allows the paints take her on a journey of discovery.
She is most fascinated working with alcohol inks on Yupo paper and canvas. As each drop of ink combines with pure alcohol, this unpredictable and fascinating medium shifts and flows in ways that are mesmerizing and vibrant.
Paulina’s inspiration comes from the beauty of nature and all her shapes, textures and colors. Hiking the backcountry, feeling the power of the ocean and hearing the sounds of nature all allow her to engage in a practice of exploration and renewal. Paulina’s art is a reflection of her surroundings and the place that exists within her creative mind; a place she can escape to and be lost within.