About me

Beata Walczak

Studied painting in the studio of Professor Łukasz Korolkiewicz at the Higher School of Art in Warsaw. She defended her diploma in multimedia image under the supervision of prof. Andrzej Maciej Łubowski, and her drawing annex was completed in the studio of dr. hab. Rafał Kochański. For many years she has worked as an art director in a press publishing house, today she is a painter and graphic designer specializing in design for print. She also illustrates books and magazines. She is the winner of the 1st prize in the National Painting Competition “Light Sensitivity”. She presented her works at individual and collective exhibitions in Poland, Switzerland, Great Britain, Lithuania and the USA.

Painting is a very important part of my life. What I paint is an individual path stemming from my personal development and experiences. It is the effect of everything that has happened in my life. I draw inspiration from all areas of life, and my painting has always revolved around the world of women and nature. My first preschool drawings always showed a tree and a girl, and so it remained. My paintings are about women, and actually about myself – because I know myself best, and about my relations with the world. I admire and support women, but I don’t focus on their looks, but the stories which build their lives.
I paint with acrylic and oil on canvas and sometimes on wood. I usually don’t have a specific idea for a painting. I watch, read, photograph, sketch and then ideas come flooding in. My paintings look exactly how I want them to. I work in harmony with myself, according to my own rules. Although my works do not tell a direct story, they are easy to read. I always leave the analysis and interpretation to the audience. The viewer knows best how to look and how to feel; I believe in their sensitivity and openness, and I am usually right. The viewer is able to tell much more about my painting than I can tell myself, and I am most happy when they are moved while looking at my works. I would have to say a lot of words to evoke such emotions in viewers. Painting has extraordinary power. 
I am active artist in the field of graphics. I design posters, books, visual identifications. www.freelinestudio.pl

Exhibitions, Plen Air Painting

2023 – Artshow, Fabryka Norblina, Warsaw
2023 – Between the world and the afterlife, exhibition in a duo with Nika Jaworowska-Duchlińska, Podkowa Leśna
2022 – Returns, duet exhibition with Iwona Rossochacka Kenny, PopUp Gallery, Nowy Świat 29, Warsaw
2022 – Nemirseta 2022, international painting plen-air and exhibition, Lithuania
2022 – Art & Design 5. Online auction of works of art and unique design, Warsaw
2022 – Jare Gody – Art in the Bushes, Group exhibition, Jazdów, Warsaw
2022 – Art & Design 4. Online auction of works of art and unique design, Warsaw
2022 – Art&Design 3. Online auction of works of art and unique design, Warsaw
2021 – Art Inspire vol. 1, Group exhibition, Warsaw Spire, Warsaw
2021 – Women 22, Group exhibition, Design Loft 22, Warsaw
2021 – New Era, Virtual Group Exhibition, Art Number 23 Gallery, London
2020 – Journey Inwards, Group Show, Montserrat Gallery, New York
2020 – Light Sensitivity, Post-Competition Exhibition in the Gallery of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Toruń
2020 – Swiss Art Expo, Zurich
2019 – Available Art Fair (spring and autumn edition)
2019 – Unobvious reality, individual exhibition, Galeria Mazowiecka, Warsaw
2017 – Meeting with Art, group exhibition of paintings and graphic works, Autograf Gallery, Warsaw
2016 – Exhibition of illustrations, group Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw
2015 – It’s my party, individual exhibition, Autograf Gallery, Warsaw


2020 – 1st prize in the national painting competition „Light sensitivity”, exhibition at the Gallery of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers in Toruń