By Katarzyna Klein
From the Garden
Acrylic painting on watercolour paper. Framed.
Image size is w 25.5 cm x h 35 cm.
Katarzyna moved from Poland to London in the 1980s to study graphic design at Central St Martins School of Art. During this time a visiting Polish poster designer recognised the Eastern European influence in her work, and encouraged her to study at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland via a travel bursary. "Taking place before the fall of communism, it was a fascinating three months,” she says. “My work shifted from graphics to illustration as a result, and on my return to London I began to work as a freelance illustrator.” While Katarzyna’s artistic career has taken many paths, she’s never strayed far from the home that influenced her instantly recognisable style. “I am drawn to shape, abstraction, simplicity and colour,” she says of her paintings of gently unsentimental natural or domestic scenes, often featuring unexpected touches of folk magic.This work is on show as part of Orna-Mantle-Pieces, A Staffordshire Pottery inspired show.