About me

Malwina Jachimczak (born 1983) graduated from Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. But she really wanted to study painting. Or goat and sheep breeding at local Agriculture University. However, she obeyed the advice and followed the path that was more reliable and…. rational. She quickly left this wise path to return to nature and painting.

Often the starting point of her paintings is color, so she makes sure that the colors in her paintings have the best light resistance parameters. In earlier periods, she often painted objects, ordinary everyday objects. However, that changed when she moved out from the city. She has understood how little these things – consumables like shoes and shampoos – mean, and how much fun her animal friends give her. Birds and cats on board – heels can stay!

Overwhelmed by the beauty of the natural world 

When I plan a new series of paintings, I often start by simply staring at some photos. I usually open Wikipedia and start my journey into the rabbit hole. I spend hours just looking at beautiful creatures. Sometimes they make me feel overwhelmed. I open more tabs and browse links and photos. Often I come across creatures that are well described and catalogued. I then read information about their habitats, their life cycle, and I come across the most intriguing facts. Sometimes, however, as it happened in this case, I find only a few photos, a brief description, and nothing more. I am confronted with a picture about which I know nothing and cannot say anything. Then I realize that we are generally all stuck in our own bubbles, bubbles that are hard to get out of, yet feel  so natural to us. We describe, research, and share with others only a small part of the world around us. Let this image remind us of how little we still know and how much unexplored beauty is waiting for us.

I like to think of my paintings in series. I create series that are thematically and aesthetically coherent, but I break them down into smaller elements. In this case, I wanted to create a series of paintings that are very delicate, hazy, and full of subtle nuances. I primed the paper with a delicate, unsaturated purple-grey acrylic, against this background my delicate ochre shines. Then I started applying subsequent layers of colour and building relationships between the splashes. This intriguing and serene butterfly painting took me a long time to complete. I didn’t want to rush, I wanted to focus on the nuances. I didn’t want to simplify too much. 

When painting, I use the highest quality art supplies. For example, I pay special attention to the resistance of my materials to sunlight because with such delicate colour variations, each tone matters.  The light fastness of this work is no less than ** (up to 100 years according to ASTM Standard D4303) which guarantees it will be a good investment for you, allowing you to enjoy the artwork in its original quality for years to come.