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Grazyna Maria Gracyas

"It is not what is behind us, or what is in front of us, but what is within us"

I was born in Poland, in a county town, to restaurateur parents in 1952. I have dared with my family of two small children to venture to seek political asylum in Austria in 1981, one train, two little children, a couple of suitcases and leaving all the life I knew behind. I begun anew in South Africa in 1982, and what an adventure! Since then I have lived in Botswana, where the colours of the sunset and clear night sky are certainly inspiring. I returned to the call of my home land Poland, Krakow, for a brief time and have settled in UK, Portsmouth.

The value of an investment piece should not be underestimated.
I have several solo exhibitions at the very exclusive venue of Cape Town, Waterfront, South Africa, for charity, the Tygerberg Children's Hospital, and they were very well received (2003 - 2005). I have also exhibited and been auctioned by Rempex in Poland.

Recent solo exhibition:
26 June - 08 July 2012 at OXMARKET Centre of Arts, Chichester, West Sussex.
21 August - 2 September "Stride Open Exhibition 2012", Chichester.

My pride is the pleasure of inspiring happines.
Art should not be just about beauty, and investment, but something that completes you.
My choice of colour, is dramatic, bold and unrestrained. I attempt with vibrancy and vigour of colours to awaken the senses, bring forth an unrestrained smile, and what I hope is an enduring lasting pleasure for you.

Being an artist, is about reaction, not acceptance. In my opinion, beauty lies in colour, and the courage to express that colour. I work exclusively with oils on canvas.

I strive for a personal interpretation, and my art shows what I see. While I paint I escape to the world of my canvas and I do so for pleasure of creating something beautiful and the happines inspiration bring me. My art stands and speaks for itself.
If a painting gives you pleasure and you love it, you have found the right piece, or rather it has found you.