ALINA ADAMCZYK ARTIST
I was born in Kracow, a magical city considered to be the centre of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. Strongly influenced by its rich history, medieval landmarks, abundance of museums and art galleries, I decided to study conservation of art, focusing on architecture.
I developed an interest in drawing and painting after finding a stash of old sketches and watercolour paintings by my grandfather. At that time however painting was more of a hobby for me, and I decided to change my carrier to social work.
I moved to New Zealand in 2012 where I lived in Taranaki, Gisborne and now Richmond. Overwhelmed by the beauty of New Zealand as well as the lifestyle it offers, together with my husband we started capturing all the amazing things around us on photographs. However it was only after I joined a local art class when I re-discovered my true passion – painting. I love to paint New Zealand landscapes and to capture the details of my subject to create that 'wow, it feels like I am there' effect. I also found that often small things like flowers with their colourful petals or birds speak to me. My oil and acrylic paintings are richly coloured and full of light and I am drawn towards realism.
I am a member of Nelson Art Group, Tasman Visual Arts Group and Suter Art Society, I exhibit at Wall to Wall Art Gallery in Nelson in local cafes and at local art exhibitions.