More Info (Bio and Artist Statement)

Photo of professional artist Agata Teodorowicz MFA
Artist Statement

On the wall of my studio hangs an old, faded colour wheel. Uncomplicated, yet containing all the mystery and magic of painting. As I write this, my many unfinished paintings beckon to me. Every day is a good day for painting. I strive to tell a simple yet enchanting story with each painting, through colour, depth, point of view and masterful execution.

When my signature, A.TEODOROWICZ, is finally painted on the finished canvas, I do so with deep pride.

No two are the same. With each new project I challenge myself, search deeper and continue improving technically. My favorite subjects are sometimes unconventional or ordinary moments in nature and some are grand and pompous, deserving a special treatment. I love it all. I love finding the new object of my desire, choosing the right canvas, the lenghty and often invisible process of underpainting, the sketching phase, choosing brushes, squeezing out copious amounts of paint and finally applying paint to create the magic of colour. When "We" hit a snag- a problem arises, my eyes instinctively turn to the old, faded colour wheel on the wall.

It has all the answers.

Art Career


Agata is a third generation artist with a MFA and over 30 years as an art educator.

She received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Tri-City Arts Council, was nominated for excellence in the Arts by the City of Port Moody and received the TriCity A-list BEST ART TEACHER two years in a row. She is passionate, accomplished artist exhibiting both internationally and locally. Agata is well versed in a variety of mediums, acrylic and oil painting, pastel and pen and ink, drawing and so much more. She has been proudly teaching at the Port Moody Arts Centre for over 20 years. Her mission is to create an exciting art making environment and give her students, young and mature, the confidence to live their own lives creating art. She is presently teaching art classes for adult beginners, adult intermediate and advanced and art camps for children. Agata also offers private art lessons at clients’ homes. Agata is not just an art teacher, she is an art coach.