The Blog

Watercolours of Montreal from Photos
Watercolours of Montreal from Photos
Here is another handful of paintings from this summer and fall. Unlike the images in the last post, a significant portion of these images were finished based on a photograph later. I don't usually do this with paintings I start on location, maybe add a few missing details here and...
Read More
Fleeting Moments – Watercolour Urban Sketching
Fleeting Moments – Watercolour Urban Sketching
There's a pile of artwork I finished scanning, archiving, packaging for storage, from this past warm weather season. Since I have my sketching bag prepared at all times now, I throw it on an go. I draw and paint, and then the artwork gets thrown into a pile in my...
Read More
Heavy Shoulders in Sunset, an Oil Painting
Heavy Shoulders in Sunset, an Oil Painting
Here is a painting I finished in the spring that I had to hold off posting because I had entered it in a contest. The downside of this is that I forget many of my original thoughts on this painting, as I went travelling afterwards. Sometimes artists lose sight of...
Read More
Shifting Focus: Oils & Cybernetics
I'm excited to say I am working on two new oil paintings. It's been... about 6 whole years since I've done a large-scale oil painting. It's because we have our new studio space in our apartment, which is better equip for ventilating the fumes, the scale, and capturing splatter. I...
Read More
Hobbits for a Wedding & Greeting Cards
Hobbits for a Wedding & Greeting Cards
I managed to forget to post about it. This summer, I was commissioned to paint a portrait of a couple for their wedding, featuring them as hobbits. I wasn't too sure what I was getting myself into at first, however it turned out to be a really fun and creative...
Read More
Urban Sketching Summer
Urban Sketching Summer
This year, I think one of my unstated goals was to avoid using the computer as much as possible while it was summer. Of course, when I have video work that makes it necessary to be on one, it can't be helped...however, if you're familiar with what winter is like...
Read More

Who is this artist?

JP Museum - Artist with Painting sml

My name is Karolina Szablewska. I am a Polish-Canadian artist and a professional in the screen-based industry. I am largely self-taught, but I also pursued and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University that focused on Film Production and Illustration. My creative practice between art and film intertwine, as narrative and storytelling are very important aspects in all of my work. I take on many forms of creativity and embrace the act of creating more than any one medium. If I can do it, I will do it.

 

The inspiration for art is observing the world and personal experience, thus creating through observation on-location or model sessions is essential for my practice. As a bookworm that grew up on the Internet, I take inspiration from comics, film, and animation from both Western and Eastern culture for style and aesthetics and mix it with an academic art background. I take interest in sociological and psychological subjects, like subcultures, expression through body gestures, dreams, the imaginary, and sexuality.

 

Often introspective, reflective, and intense, and sometimes my art is the only way to articulate difficult, vague emotions. The personal values I incorporate into my art are honesty and accepting life for what it is, even if that means embracing misfortune and grit. What I will never be interested in is purely decorative art without deeper connection or with a dishonest facade of censorship. Creating an image is about observing and framing a piece of life inside or outside us, finding meaning, and bringing out the true story.

 

Favourite Mediums: ink, watercolour, conté, pencil, oil, acrylic, photography & video

 

My company: Stereokroma Creative Services

Download my CV

Home