Today we’d like to introduce you to Weronika Kwiatkowska Forero.
Weronika, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I am a Polish Visual Artist. I was born and raised in a medium sized town called Kalisz. I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. Over nine years ago I traveled to Colombia where I got married to the artist Fernando Forero. Since that event, Fernando and I live some kind of nomadic life. We lived for over six years in Warsaw – Poland, two years in Hamburg – Germany and we have called California home for one year and a half now. Over four months ago started my journey as a mother of a baby boy named Lucian. I am in love with traditional painting, but my areas of interest include also illustration, photography, video, design and digital painting.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I love working with any type of medium which can help me to improve my art. During my time in Art High School and Academy of Fine Arts, I had the opportunity of touch a little bit of everything, starting from traditional painting and drawing, going through photography, illustration, video, sculpture, ceramics and so on. Since I remember I was always fascinated especially by traditional painting and human subjects. There is something magical about how light is reflected in a form of the human body or a face. I am amazed how by simple measures you can show a different kind of characters, states, and moods. In my art, I am trying to capture human emotions through my work and let others see the outcome of the process.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
1. Do whatever you want to do. Don’t overthink it, don’t focus on what people like or what current trend is. Do your thing and be confident and passionate about it, instead of killing it in the stage of floating idea in your mind.
2. Fall in love by the process. The success isn’t the final artwork or a pail of money. The success is doing what you love to do.
3. Don’t choose to do something else instead of the task that you know you should be doing. Struggling with delaying, avoiding, and procrastinating on issues that matter to you the most is a nightmare – you can become demotivated and disillusioned with your work.
4. Sometimes in order to pursue your passion, you need to learn to embrace sacrifices. Not always your passion can be your job, and you need to make your money somewhere else that will give you the time for what you really love to do.
5. Solitude can really boost creativity and productivity and helps to focus on the task. Being alone allows you to make better choices and decisions about who you are and what you want.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can support my work by simply stopping by, following me or sharing their thoughts about my art with me. I am also open for collaborations and exhibition opportunities.
Currently some of my works can be seen on the links below:
- Website: www.weronikaart.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weronika_kwf/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeronikaKwiatkowskaForeroArt
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/weronikaart