MEET EWA CZARNIECKA - AN ARTIST PROFILE
08 NOVEMBER 2017
Ewa Czarniecka is another of our wonderful artists. Self-taught, Ewa moved to the UK in 2002 to become a professional artist and has attained international recognition for her truly beautiful artwork. If you see a wallpaper you love, you can shop for it directly by clicking on the image. We had a quick catch up with Ewa and asked her a couple of things you might like to know…
Talk us through your typical working day…
A typical day for me begins at 8am when I get straight to work with a coffee in hand. I often break around midday to enjoy a walk in the beautiful Welsh countryside with my husband but I get straight back into my work until around 4pm.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Growing up I wanted to be a sportswoman or athlete, a high jumper in particular. I was quite successful in the sporting field but where I come from there is little support for young people to pursue a sporting career so unfortunately my career here ended. I had always known that I had a passion for art but never thought to take it further. It wasn’t until I was around 13 I decided to pursue painting and take it seriously.
What or who inspired you to become an artist?
I don’t quite remember who or what inspired me and there was no particular event that inspired me to become an artist. Since I was a child, I’ve always carried a strong feeling and need to create. I suppose I took inspiration from my old masters and great teachers who helped me define my technique and find my path but I think it’s my inner need to create that is the biggest and most important inspiration to my work.
What is your favourite piece of art that you’ve ever created?
I don’t have a favourite piece of art. Creating a piece of art is a very patient process and I’ve created so many pieces now that it would be impossible to choose.
Is there anything that you don’t like about your job?
There’s absolutely nothing that I don’t enjoy about my job - it’s a perfect life for me, especially now I have my beautiful big studio in South Wales.
What's your dream job - the one job you'd love to have if you weren't doing what you're doing now?
If I wasn’t an artist now, I would have loved to have pursued my career in sport as a high jumper. I also love books, movies and culture so perhaps I would have gone down a different creative route.
What’s the most unusual item on your work station?
I don’t have a desk as such - my studio is huge but I do have plenty of sculptures around my studio by fellow artists.
In which room would you have an Astaura wallpaper and how would you style it?
If I had a house rather than a studio, I think I’d have a wallpaper feature in the bedroom or living room. I’d love a wallpaper in my bathroom too, I think that would be lovely.