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Ania Tomicka   


Ania Tomicka - 波蘭 - 油畫家

Ania Tomicka - Poland - Oil Painter

Your story

I was born in Poland in 1985 and when I was 9 I moved to Italy with my parents.

I've attended an art institute and graduate in 2004; during this years I started my interest in oils and other painting techniques. After that I have attended the Academy of fine arts in Venice and in Florence but I was never passionate about it and I paint less and less.

I have also completed my studies at the academy of digital art NEMO in Florence where I gained the title of student of the year.

My interests at this point was oil painting and digital painting. I am still focusing on both but digital painting is more an hobby because I always wanted to be a traditional painter and I will do everything to continue in this way.



What does art and design means to you?

It means freedom to express what is on my mind. I can create whatever I want and I think it's an amazing sensation. I am not able to fully express myself because of my technical lacks, but I am working on it and trying to study and evolve every day. 

How would you define your personal style

My personal style is something in continuous evolution. For now is pop surrealism but I hope it will evolve really soon.


What is the process of your work? What kind of materials do you use?

First of all I search for a feeling that I want to express and then I search for references. I create a folder for each painting where I put all the images that can be helpful for backgrounds, clothing, anatomy and lightning and then I mix all together in a drawing that I will transfer on the canvas later. After that I start with a monochrome under painting (3 or 4 layers) and then I start with colors... countless layers. I use old Holland oil colors, turpentine, walnut oil, damar varnish and synthetic brushes. 

How do you get your inspiration?

Usually from my feelings and situations that I live every day, from music, books and pictures that I find on internet.

What are your most critical challenges in your work?

Everything is a challenge because I am never satisfied. I would like to create amazing art but I know that I need to study more and learn a lot of things before I can go even close to something amazing.  

What are some of your goals?

I have few huge goals but I rather don't say it out loud. The other ones are for example to publish a book with my paintings and illustrations and been able to work harder.

What s your dream?

I want to be an amazing painter.

What is your motto in your work and life?

You can't do it if you don't try.