Toronto-based artist, Elzbieta Krawecka, was born in 1971 and raised in Krakow, Poland. It was in Krakow where she absorbed the European time-honoured traditions and developed an eye for the painterly aesthetics of the Old Masters. Subsequently, living in Kuwait exposed her to different cultures giving her an appreciation for travel. It was in her moving to Canada to attend the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto that she developed a love for the Canadian landscape.
Krawecka's painting practice is an exploration of the transient nature of light and its atmospheric movements through the landscape. She applies thick and opaque paint (often with a palette knife) alongside translucent glazes of thinner washes to create the luminous lighting and colours of her works. While experimenting with the technique and continuing to pursue travel, she strives to keep pushing the boundaries of landscape painting and developing her own contemporaneous style.
Krawecka has shown her work extensively in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally in Italy. Her work is held in many private and corporate collections in Canada.