Welcome, I'm Marlena Mozgawa, Lenamo.Art
Many people rely on their “art muse” for creative inspiration – an unseen being to guide their hand to paint. For me, the chance to create something unparalleled is motivation enough to begin a new piece. I strive to break away from what’s popular in favor of the subjects I love. 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.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been inspired by Slavic myths, dark legends, and the creatures that lurk only in the depths of your dreams. 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 and fierce sorcery. Won’t you join me?
I’m a self-taught artist, but I have studied art theory for more than 15 years now. I must say art is never ceased to amaze me. It’s an endless stream of inspirations and everyday joy. 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.
I also 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 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 blogging about art and my passions. You will quickly notice that most of all I admire art nouveau and surrealism, and that I love the fantasy genre 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 share 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 pair of cute zebra finches, one fierce bearded dragon, and two golden praying mantises. In our free time we play boardgames and run around the house together, create labyrinths and make empires fall, 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 books and art albums. I adore elegant beauty of Victorian era and complexity of Steampunk. I’m invariably obsessed how inspiring the fantasy genre is, so you can expect me to blab about it on my blog from time to time.
Born in 1986 in Poland
Graduated as a landscape architect, but decided to go back to her childhood passion and start a digital artist career. After spending 6 years in north Norway, she came back to Poland. Now she create digital illustrations, portraits and designs for publishers, writers and art enthusiasts from all over the world.