I dreamt of expressing myself through some form of art since I was a child. When I was teenager photography was my medium and eventually my works were showcased in exhibits. My love for art steered me toward the history of it and its masters, which I've studied and drew inspiration from. Also folk art from different countries and continents appeals to me and inspires me as well. I express myself through abstract art using mixed media, including: water colors, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, and minimal manipulation in Photoshop. In my works I express happiness and beauty of the Universe using colors and shapes. Art will always supersede speech as a form of expression in my life.
Barbara Kaminska-Eddy is born out of a host of experiences, which are expressed in her art and the ideas she continues to define.
She was born in post-world war II communist Poland in the small town of Dzierzoniów. As a teenager she studied photography and it became her passion for many years to come. She supported her hobby by taking photographs of people and places and charging a small fee to cover expenses. Upon reflection, she realized that her love for black and white expression stemmed from the inaccessibility of color photography to her.
In 1981 she immigrated to USA, settled in Brooklyn, NY, learned the language, got a job, and learned the history of this beautiful country. Because of her jobs here, she fell in love with science, how things work and spent many years working in the medical field. As a practical result of life's vicissitudes the dream of being an artist lay dormant within her and in the face of many of life's exigencies: the years studying her field and the responsibilities of coping with life as a mother and wife in a new country bore new and perhaps clearer aspects of her perspectives on things in general.
While working at Saint Peter's University Hospital she chose to give herself a chance to see if she could become the artist she aspired to be. With the support of Professor Bernard Buenarotte, the journey to become the artist she intended to be was restarted. Her colleagues and friends alike encouraged and supported her and eventually her works were exhibited for several years at the Breast Cancer Awareness Shows. Many of her creations are part of private collections in the USA and Poland and recently she joined a/the Contemporary Art Group in an attempt to further her art education and start participating in exhibits. Also she is hoping that being around likeminded people will help her grow artistically. Barbara is a self-educated artist and her main goal is to share her art with wider circles of viewers so they could enjoy her creations inspiring happy feelings and joy.
To contact the artist : email at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org