Winter Treasures

Agata Teodorowicz

Teodorowicz Agata

Artist Statement

I strive to tell a simple yet enchanting story with each painting through colour, depth, point of view, and masterful execution. With each new project I challenge myself, search deeper, and continue to improve technically. My favorite subjects are sometimes unconventional moments in nature, and some are grand and pompous, deserving special treatment. I love finding the new object of my desire, choosing the right canvas, the lengthy process of underpainting, the sketching phase, choosing brushes, squeezing out copious amounts of paint, and finally applying paint to create the magic of colour.

Biography

Agata has loved art all her life. Her keen sense of colour and form have been finely honed over fifty years of making art. She emigrated to Canada at age eleven from Poland, but returned to Europe to study at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Cracov where she received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree. Her fine paintings are a part of private and corporate collections both in Europe and Canada.  Upon moving back to Canada in the mid-eighties, Agata turned her energy to teaching art, painting, writing, and volunteering in Coquitlam. Agata is a third generation award winning artist and popular art instructor with over thirty years of experience. She brings her knowledge and sense of humour to each class. Her ability to translate the elite language of art into understandable terms has earned her the Tri-Cities Favorite Art Teacher Award two years in a row. She was awarded the Arc Lifetime Achievement in Artistic Excellence and was nominated for an Arts Award by the City of Port Moody. Agata is a prolific artist, always working on new and exciting projects that inspire her students. She has been teaching adult and children’s art programmes at the Port Moody Arts Centre for over twenty years.

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