Nel Maria Kwiatkowska
was born in Poland, received a formal education at University of Warsaw and
since 1991 she resides in Canada. Nel works in diverse media and techniques: from paintings in oil, inks and
watercolors to pencil and pastel drawings to freestanding and relief sculpture. Her artistic talent expressed itself early in her childhood with pencil and paper.
An adventure with figurative drawing and painting started with portraits of famous composers and scientists.
Her techniques gradually diversified to include oil, ink and watercolors. Her affection for horses resulted in numerous equine drawings. Chopin's music called her on a journey to retrace his footsteps. An impressive variety of themes followed.
After her daughter moved out, the longing for her child led her to do her first sculpture -- a portrait in clay.
Kwiatkowska’s lifelong devotion to art has enabled her to develop a unique style. She says, " I strive to avoid traps of formulas and conformity. Purity and autonomy of my style is very important to me." Nel Kwiatkowska's artworks may be found in private and corporate collections.
"No matter what the future brings I will always have my art." Ever since my childhood, I was able to help to fulfill my dreams by drawing them. That is how it all has started. Many years have gone by since then. I crossed many bridges and passed several milestones but I still rediscover that youthful feeling every time I stand in front of an empty canvas, blank sheet of paper or untouched cube of clay. Every new work I see as unlimited possibilities of brining new ideas to life. There should be no restrictions, borders or boundaries in my art.
The favorite themes of Nel Kwiatkowska's work are people, architecture, landscapes and animals. Ensuing artworks are usually
created in short series. " Diversity of subjects, techniques and non-repetitiveness - these are words that
describe my artistic approach", she says.
Her gallery website showcases some of Nel's paintings in oil, ink, watercolors, pencil and pastel drawings as well as free-standing and relief sculpture in clay and terra-cotta.