Paulina Hortyńska
The College of Finem Arts
9, Nadwiślańska Str.
24-120 Kazimierz Dolny

She was born in Lublin in 1977. After primary school, she continued her education in I. Paderewski Secondary School in Lublin and in secondary schools in United States: Laurel Senior High School – Laurel, Maryland; Como Park Senior High School – St.Paul, Minnesota; and Foremann Senior High School – Chicago, Illinois where she received the certificate of secondary education. In 1998 she returned to Poland to begin academic education at the Faculty of Art at Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, major: ‘Art Education in plastic arts’. She received her Master of Arts degree in 2004, at prof. Stanisław Żukowski’s Painting and Drawing Studio.

In 2006 she went to Cyprus College of Art in Lemba – Paphos, Cyprus to continue her postgraduate studies in painting and sculpture under the direction of prof. Stass Paraskos. She finished it in 2008. At the same time, in 2007, she completed artistic mosaic workshop at Sharen Taylor's Mosaic and Conservation Academy.

She works in Landscape Architecture Studio at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. She is also a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers and the international ‘Ela,ela' artistic group (, where she is a young exponent of modern art.

The style of her works is figurative, abstract and surrealistic. Characteristic features of her oil paintings are intensive colouring, strong composition and large format. Contrastive patches of flat colours and using impasto technique are the dominant features of her paintings.

Journeys, nature and the surrounding inspire Paulina Hortyńska to create paintings full of positive energy and optimism. She leads us through her fabulous paintings to the world of imagination.

She took part in many collective exhibitions, e.g. in Cyprus: “Open Studios” - Lemba Gallery 2007; „How to tell yourself from a television” - En Plo Gallery, Paphos Harbour 2008 and in London: „Ela,ela Show” – La Viande Gallery 2007. Her works were discussed in newspapers, e.g. “The Cyprus Weekly” , „Sunday Mail” , „Paphos Mail”.

© Copyright 2009 Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki DWA BRZEGI Kazimierz Dolny-Janowiec n/Wisłą 2008 - Dyrektor artystyczny Grażyna Torbicka. All rights reserved.
Foto - Agencja TRIADA Katarzyna Rainka oraz Tomasz Stokowski. Projekt - Bartosz Rabiej. Nazwa Festiwalu - Miroslaw Olszówka. Strona by Sara Kozińska.