Kasia is an Abstract & Mixed Media artist born and raised in Poland. For the past 15 years she has lived in Los Angeles & recently relocated to Orange County, California. Arriving in Southern California and discovering what the Los Angeles art scene had to offer was an eye-opener. Coming from Eastern Europe to the west coast lifestyle, she immediately felt the influence of the beach communities, the freedom of expression, the attachment of the entertainment industry, whether the art is whimsical or thought-provoking, it meshed well with the LA lifestyle sensibilities as opposed to the political and religious overtones of Eastern Europe. She was seeking freedom of expression and within the City of Lights, she found it. Kasia developed her craft on her own focusing on fine art painting, photography and exotic travel destinations.
“My imagination is a leading driving force in my life and influences on almost everything I do. It has always been the most natural and easiest way for me to express myself. From an early age, I have found Art fascinating and liberating and painting allows me to transform images in my mind into something tangible. From the anxiety and excitement of coming to the US, to finding calm in fulfillment later in life, my paintings tend to mirror my inner feelings and thoughts.
I cannot speak for others, but for me painting takes me on a journey, takes me out of time, out of the world, out of my life, out of everything except my immediate environment of the painting and the subject of my painting.
Art is one of the best ways through which I can give shape to my thoughts. My imagination and thoughts begin to exist in a real world. They are no more just in my mind but also in front of my eyes and can be seen by the rest of the world, and this is such a thrilling and encouraging feeling.
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"DREAM BIG LITTLE GIRL" What does the painting and title mean to me?
I was born in a small town in central Poland.
Until the age of 6, I used to live with my parents and my younger brother in a tiny home with no bathroom, sink or oven. My small town and my humble but happy home didn’t stop me from having big dreams that were living in my head every single day.
We could not afford going away on vacations, so instead as a little girl I used to take as many brochures as possible from a local
travel agency and look in awe at photos of exotic places, beaches, big cities and nature in all its beauty and fantasize about being there.
My dad who was always my hero & a big inspiration in my life passed away in 1996 leaving me lost and devastated.
I think that my dreams, drawing, painting and writing poetry at that time, helped me to stay alive and filled the void in my heart.
On my way to work early morning, I used to go to an empty church before mass and pray to God to help me bring my dreams to life so that I could move away from my small town to a wider, bigger world. I dreamed to live somewhere I could lose myself in the great big world and find myself again.
My dreams were overpowering and I wanted to achieve something beyond what my family and friends believed was impossible.
I wanted to see the world, I wanted to explore and learn. I build up a thick skin, oblivious to all criticism and negative thoughts anyone threw at me – not that there were too many of those as everybody knew I was stubborn and unstoppable.
On May 1st 2000 I made one of the most important decisions of my life and moved to USA. I arrived alone with only two bags of clothes and started my new extraordinary adventure.
Even though I spoke no English, had very little money and a one year tourist visa, I was never scared or frightened. I was so excited, happy and ready to grow, learn and achieve more.
This has never changed......