Welcome, I'm Marlena!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been inspired by Slavic myths, dark legends, and the fantastical creatures that lurk only in the depths of your dreams. Many people in their artistic journey rely on the “art muse” – an unseen being that guide their hand to paint. For me, the sheer chance to create something unparalleled is motivation enough to begin a new piece.
I strive to break away from what’s currently popular in favour of the subjects I love: fantasy, nature, haute couture and mythology. Ranging from the serene, still atmosphere of “Polaris” to the warm aura of “Sunset,” I aspire to create paintings that draw emotion from the viewer and make their life (and surroundings) a little bit more beautiful.
When I’m painting, I adore whimsical, feminine personalities that allow my imagination to flow into my work. I’d like to invite you to this mystical world, filled with lush lands, amazing characters and fierce sorcery.
Won’t you join me?
I have studied art theory for over 15 years now. It started as a passion in my childhood, followed by art theory in high school and at the University, polished during painting lessons, and defined by my freelance career.
I must say art, is never ceased to amaze me. It’s an endless stream of inspirations and everyday beauty. Furthermore, it changed my perception of the world, and showed me how many unusual things can go unnoticed for the unheeding observer. If you wish, I’ll teach you its beautiful ways.
Now when I’m living my dream as an artist, I still remember how difficult it was to learn drawing on a digital tablet all by myself. Online tutorials are a great start, but I was always missing personalized feedback about my illustrations. Private lessons are perfect for those looking for constructive critique and actual, helpful tips on how to improve digital painting. So if you dream about becoming an artist, I’ll be happy to guide you in your career path.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge about art and my passions, that’s why I would love to start a blogging soon. You will quickly notice that most of all I admire art nouveau and surrealism, and find a lot of inspiration in it. I would like to show you which artists, both classical and modern, became my greatest motivation and impulse to draw and had the greatest impact on my professional career. On top of that, I like sharing insights about digital painting techniques, practical tips and my drawing process.
Sometimes, I write about my struggle to stay motivated and focused on work, because as a freelancer working from home I know it from the first hand. And believe me, it’s not easy, especially at the beginning.
I spend every evening with family – my alchemist husband and my 4-year-old ewok. We live with a fierce bearded dragon, who guards our home. In our free time we play boardgames and run around the house together. We create labyrinths and make empires fall. We build tiny farms and run futuristic corporations. We make a great team together!
When I have a little bit of time just for myself, I’m reading fantasy books and decorating our home. I adore elegant beauty of Victorian era, splendour of haute couture and complexity of Steampunk. I’m collecting this amazing inspirations on my Tumblr blog. I’m also invariably obsessed how inspiring the whole fantasy genre is, so you can expect me to blab about it on my Twitter or Facebook page from time to time.
Born in 1986 in Poland.
Graduated as a landscape architect in 2010.
After spending 6 years in north Norway, she came back to Poland to create illustrations, portraits and designs for publishers, writers and art enthusiasts from all over the world.