Based in Bungay, I get immense inspiration from my love of the Waveney Valley, especially Outney Common and Bath Hills, as well as the uncompromising coastline at nearby Covehithe and Dunwich.
Working under the name of ‘Artbear’, I mainly paint in oils on canvas, and am investigating using natural materials such as sand and earth in my work to capture the spirit of the landscape. There is also a love of spontaneity, embracing the ‘happy accident’ and making full use of dripping, blotting and splashing paint while retaining an element of traditional landscape painting.
Synesthesia also features in my work (I see colours in sound and music) which helps me in my other role as an electronic music composer (recording under the name of ‘Sineflesh’) – the two sides of my practice support and influence each other.
I am currently studying for an MA Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, which is expanding my creative potential, and have recently opened my own art gallery and studio in Bungay which has over 50 artworks available for purchase.
Zawadzki studio | gallery
24A Upper Olland Street, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1BH
T: 07786957395 | W: www.artbear.co.uk
If coming from Wharton Street/library car park, cross over the road, through the alleyway, turn left onto Upper Olland Street. Coming from the town centre, take the right fork at the car accessories shop. My studio/gallery is 200 metres further down, next to the dog groomers (D fur dogs) just past the bookshop.
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