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Aska - Art is my way of life, it makes me happy!

YOUR ART

Why did you choose to be an artist/designer?

Wanted to try and capture the stunning beauty of Scottish landscape.


What medium do you work in?

Usually in acrylic, oils, resin but also using plants, I dry those prior to use.


What's your background, have you always been an artist/designer?

I graduated from school of economics in Poland but found my true life since coming to Scotland. Life for me is making art and all things creative and for you to enjoy!


How has your practice changed over time?

I’ve been painting for 11 years now, using different techniques and mediums. One “happy accident” leads to another. One creative thought leads to another.

What Does Your Art Mean to You? What Does Your Artwork Represent?

Art is my way of life, it makes me happy! Always looking for inspirations and a challenge for a new artwork , wanting to share that joy and hapiness with you in my canvases.


How and when did you started creating….?

Really since I came to Scotland to the Isle of Mull and was inspired by the landscape - mountains and lakes in one. What a privilege to be able to live here. Practically just picked up a brush and had a go and you should try too.

How would you describe your creations?

I always seem to be drawn to the light and the contrast between light and shadow, with which we are blessed by in Scotland. My mixed media atwork is inspired by the shapes and textures found in nature.


What inspires you?

Ever changing contrast between shadow and light that plays on the landscape, shapes and textures found in nature.

Where do you show / sell your art?

I’ve opened shop on Etsy “PaintingsGallery” and of course SDX. Also selling succesfully in our Picture Gallery in Tobermory. Loving taking part in varies markets and art exhibitions too.


GENERAL ART


Do you think art can have an impact in the local community?

My images are filled with light and awe for nature. I want to inspire others to start creating and find the same feeling of hapiness and joy in their lifes. I believe art should be affordable for everyone.


Who are your biggest influences?

My dear husband - worldwide known artist Ronnie Leckie.

Which current art do you think is having an impact in the world right now?

Childrens climate change art.


SDX


What difference has working with SDX made to your business?

Helped my artwork to be recognised in a wider public and to make connections with other artists and makers. Travel to the city provided a platform for city inspired work also.


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