Agata has loved art all her life. From her childhood in Zakopane, Poland, through art studies in Europe,
life in Paris and now in Coquitlam, B.C.
Her keen sense of colour and form has been finely honed by over fifty years of making art.
She emigrated to Canada at age eleven and some years later returned to Poland to study at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Cracov. Six years later and a mountain of paintings, drawings, sculptures and fine prints accumulated, Agata received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree.
Her art interests and many European exhibitions allowed her to travel throughout Europe and to settle in Paris. There she lived the quintessential ' poor artist in Paris' lifestyle for several years. Her fine paintings take pride of place in many private and corporate collections both in Europe and Canada.
In the mid eighties , Agata finally returned to her beloved Vancouver. She established an art gallery and a fine jewellery studio. Upon moving to Coquitlam, Agata turned her energy to teaching art, painting, writing and volunteering to better the Arts in her community.
Agata is a third generation, award winning artist and popular art instructor with over 30 years experience. She brings her knowledge and sense of humour to each class. She has a true passion for sharing art with children and adult students. Her ability to translate the elite language of art into understandable terms and accessible teaching style has earned her the Tri-Cities FAVORITE ART TEACHER AWARD two years in a row. She was awarded the ARC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE and was nominated for an ARTS AWARD by the City of Port Moody.
Agata is a prolific artist, always working on new and exciting projects which in turn inspire her students. She has been teaching adult and children’s art programmes at the Port Moody Arts Centre for over 20 years.