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About Me

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A brief biography

Magdalena is an internationally represented, highly disciplined, mixed media abstract artist. She has a Masters Degree in Art and a Diploma in Textiles. 

Born in 1974, Magdalena studied art for 10 years in the university town of Lublin in Poland, supporting herself and her university fees by working full time at a local art studio and studying in the evenings and weekends. After moving to Cambridge, England in 2005 she found various venues in which to display her work and received her first offer for permanent gallery representation in 2008. In 2009 Magdalena moved to a town near Zurich, Switzerland, where she continued painting whilst raising her young children. Six years later, Magdalena and her family followed their dream of living in Spain and after spending a few years under the fierce Madrid sun, now lives in the picturesque, milder region of Asturias in the far north of the country, where she supports her family with her continuing artistic explorations.

Magdalena has a strong affinity to nature and loves to explore new ideas and places. This can be clearly seen in her use of abstraction which, like her, is bold, vibrant and direct with a gentle sense of wistfulness woven in. 

Artist's statement

There is a deeply rewarding delight in taking control of my own life, continually learning how to make a living from doing what I love and from taking educated risks in order to achieve my dreams and to support the dreams of my family. There remains a nostalgic part of me, however, that will always yearn for the security and apparent simplicity of my early days in Poland

I enjoy looking at the different layers of life and the various threads that weave our stories together. My work, whether it is figurative, abstract or landscape, represents an inner journey, one where we visit and revisit ideas, places and sensations whilst we learn about ourselves and discover deeper connections to the life around us. 

I have lived in numerous countries and each has left its mark on who I am and how and what I paint. My travels and the cultures in which I've lived have all had an impact, weathering and shaping me and my beliefs and challenging me to discover more about who I really am. 

This evolution of self forms the core of my art process. The explorer in me is deeply drawn to challenging myself and I am continually looking to evolve my artistic use of texture and colour as they are my way of grounding myself and connecting with the wider world.

 

As I discover and practice new approaches to detach my thoughts from the superficial, new methods of abstraction present themselves and I develop my own techniques to combine media to represent what stirs me emotionally. 

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Gallery Representation

McKay Williamson Gallery, London, England

Higher Art Gallery, Traverse City, Michigan, USA

East West Fine Art, Naples, Florida, USA

Galleri Tornby, Vester Tversted, Denmark

Tavira D'Artes, Tavira, Portugal

DNG Contemporary Art, Auchterarder, Scotland 

The Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton, Cambridgeshire, England.

Signet Contemporary Art, Chelsea, London, England

Wychwood Gallery, Deddington, Oxfordshire, England

Art5 Gallery, Panama City, Panama

Galeria Siguenza, Siguenza, Spain

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Art Fairs:

I am regularly represented at numerous international art fairs by both Signet Contemporary Art and The Darryl Nantais Gallery (travelling as Linton59). Over the past few years, these have included:

As well as a few one off appearances at:

  • World Art Dubai (2018), Dubai, UAE

  • LA Art Show (2018), Los Angeles, USA

  • Malaga International Art Fair, Spain

  • Chester Art Fair, UK

Other selected exhibitions and experience:

  • Gallery Moryta (2021-2023), Fukuoka, Japan.

  • Eisenhauer Gallery (2021-2022), Edgartown, USA.

  • Espai Cavallers (2021-2022), Lleida, Spain.

  • Galicca Gallería (2021-2022)Santiago de Compostella, Spain. 

  • Gallery & Barrow (2018), Bath, England.

  • Abstract Landscapes Workshop (2018 ), West Dorset, England. Self organised art workshop.

  • Darryl Nantais Gallery (2018), near Cambridge, England. Solo exhibition.

  • Back to the Picture Gallery (2018), San Francisco, USA. Represented by TryItArt. “Taste of the World” mixed exhibition.

  • Creating Powerful Art using Strong Mixed Media Design & Colour (2018), hosted by Galleria Aurea, Rome, Italy. Teaching workshop.

  • Galería Juca Claret (2018), Madrid, Spain.Joint exhibition.

  • Galleria Aurea (2017-2018), Rome, Italy.

  • Feel & Flow Galeria (2017-2018), Madrid, Spain. Mixed Exhibitions.

  • The Lane Gallery (2017-2018), Truro, England. Mixed exhibition.

  • Nasty Women Exhibition Alkmaar (2017), Stadskantine Alkmaar,Netherlands. Mixed exhibition.

  • Galeria Scalia (2014), Baden, Switzerland. Solo exhibition.

  • Fisher Hall Art's & Crafts Fair (2005), Cambridge, England. Mixed exhibition.

  • The Michaelhouse Center (2005), Cambridge, England. Solo exhibition.

  • Bruno's Brasserie (2005), Cambridge, England. Mixed exhibition.

  • Manual Painting Studios (1995-2005), Lublin, Poland. Painting art for the interior decorating industry.

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