Many books have inspired Joanna such as ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy’ by Irving Stone. And stories about Michelangelo inspired her to draw and paint portraits.
I am from Wroclaw in Poland, but over 25 years I lived in a small historic Spa town in Sudety Mountain Duszniki-Zdrój.
From 1991 to 1996 I studied architecture at Technical College, then I studied Art & Design for two years at college in Wroclaw in Poland, the same time with my friends I attended extra courses of drawing an act at University of Art in Wroclaw. I wanted to draw similarly to Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo da Vinci. After graduation, I worked as Assistant of Architect for my mother in her studio.
First masks I’ve created in 2011, then were exhibited at the European Art Festival “WPA” in Duszniki-Zdrój in Poland.
In 2018 two different galleries exhibited my two masks in London: “Laura Gallery” and “POSK Gallery” these experiences encouraged me to create more intensive and further education in art and design in London.
In my artworks, you can see an inspiration of many art styles and epochs: Byzantine Iconography, Art Nuevo, Art Deco, Surrealism.
I am a strong Catholic believer, and I love to enjoy my creativity with all my heart and soul for Glory of God. I made masks, but now I make sculptures from paper research of the Bible and ancient Rome and Greece art and theatre and the genius of classic sculpting Michelangelo Buonarotti.
Since 2003 I paint acrylic and watercolour pictures or mix drawing with painting on canvas, desk or paper.