Magdalena Morey is a mixed media artist with a Diploma in Textiles and a Masters Degree in Painting from Marie Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland. She worked as a professional artist for a studio in Lublin for 10 years, before moving to Cambridge, England. In 2009 she moved to Switzerland where she continued to develop her style and portfolio for 6 years. After a few years living in Aranjuez, near Madrid, she now lives with her family in Villaviciosa in the gorgeous Asturias region in northern Spain.
“I have always been fascinated by mixed media techniques and experimenting with various materials and subject matter. My passion for art stems from a love of experimenting and exploring the languages of colour and texture. I love the challenge of picking a subject and then expressing myself using these languages.
My preferred tools are the spatula and brush. I enjoy using acrylics as their quick drying nature allows me to quickly build up texture and to be spontaneous about applying changes. As a mixed media artist, watercolour and pastel techniques are also regularly included in my work. Gold leaf is an important part of many of my artworks; it developed from a desire to find ways of representing the impact of the sun on the Spanish scenery”
Whilst Magdalena experiments with many subjects, she has a strong affinity to nature and ecology which can be clearly seen in her abstract landscapes. She also loves painting the feminine form and whilst her figurative pieces are not direct self-portraits, there is always some aspect of her own internal state of being that is represented.
"Colours and textures in the world around us provide a continual source of inspiration and I love experimenting with new ideas of how to combine these elements into new techniques and approaches to my art." - Magdalena Morey
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