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. Her techniques gradually diversified to include oil, ink and watercolors. Her affection for horses resulted in numerous equine drawings. Nel Kwiatkowska's artworks are exhibited in Europe, North and South America and may be found in private 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.
She represented Canada at the International 2003 Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea
in Florence, Italy . Her works were exhibited at the historic
Fortezza da Basso congress centre 6-14 December 2003.
Nel's painting placed amongst the winners of 2003 NAFA Internationl Art Competition . The honoured Kruki painting was displayed during exhibits in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November 2003, in Florence, Italy in December 2003 and in Vienna , Austria in January 2004. Nel Kwiatkowska's works have received a recognition and international exposure during IIAPC (Japan) Art and Photo Contest