Beata has made Ireland her home since 2005.
Professionally, she is a fully qualified teacher with experience at both primary and second level. After moving to Ireland, Beata put her teaching career on hold and went on to study marketing, digital marketing, sales, website design, project management and service design. For the past 15 years she has been providing marketing and graphic design services to a number of well known fledgling restaurants in Cork, Dublin and the UK.
Art has always been her hobby, but it was only in 2016, having settled with her family in Cloyne, that she set up her first dedicated art studio. Beata's first series of acrylic paintings on canvas: 'Love Country Life' was a reminiscence of her childhood in the Polish countryside, inspired by the mesmerising colourful landscapes of East Cork farmlands. The experience of going back to her childhood brought with it a wave of existential questions, and soon after finishing her first series Beata began working on paintings that are more abstract, more spiritual. Her newest collection is called 'Stained Glass Canvas’. It is mixed media art reflective of both the form and meaning of stained glass windows in churches. This unique technique has since become Beata's distinguished style. Beata's subjects continue to be spiritual, and in future she would like to work even more on rediscovering old Christian values and applying them in a modern art forms and lifestyle.
Beata is also the founder of Soul Sessions - a Youtube channel and Instagram account where she uses her new hobbies, film making and photography, to further explore her spirituality and sense of deep connection with East Cork and its people.
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