Marta studied journalism and marketing while living in Poland, achieving a masters degree. After moving to the US she took courses in graphic design and web design.
Marta’s aim is never to simply paint something, she sets out to interpret the subject in a way that’s interesting and meets the client’s brief. She works quickly and expressively. For Marta, the paint does the work – she simply manages it – and she loves how watercolours bleed and blend into both the paper and one another. She’ll often include little touches with pencils, crayons or a brush, adding graphic elements, lines or some rough shapes to round off a composition. Scratches, wild bleeds of colour, random blobs – they give her work a unique and unexpected edge.
Whether in portraiture or still life, Marta really has a knack for letting the paint express the feeling of the piece. Her work is fluid, vibrant and immediate, and engages the imagination of the viewer. Influences include Egon Schiele, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe, Annie Kevans and Jenny Saville.
Marta also works under the brand VERYMARTA.
Oprah Magazine, Norwegian Financial Times, House of Creed, Verily Magazine, Paperboat, AKASHA, Rockport Publishers, Moroccan Oil, Papyrus, METcolors, FAB.com, Deny Designs, Joss & Main, Pop.com.au, Gilt.com, You Art Me, Queen Helene, Y Media Labs, Ready366, Computer Arts,