Monika Shemel

Monika Shemel

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Monika lives and creates in Cracow (Poland). Her talent was noticed in early childhood. She won a few local art competitions in elementary school. In that time she loved painting animals.
She is a self-taught artist. She believes that art is from oneself. During her own journey of learning, she has moved through many different phases. She has worked with oils, watercolors, dry chalks, pencils, pastels, and others. She has painted, made jewelry and sculpted with cake, but art had always been a hobby.
Monika decided to continue her development with painting. She believes that each technique has its own unique taste and depth, which is why she often painted the same object using different techniques. Thanks to this she learned how to implement designs, which come to her head. Most of all Monika likes to work with dry chalks, oil pastels or oil paints, but she still keeps experimenting with other mediums. She loves reflected light, sunlit surfaces, shadows, and contrasts.
As an adult, she estimates values of properties for a living and pours her heart and soul into painting as a hobby. The life that goes on around her, the places she’s been, or the times she’s lived through are reflected in her paintings.



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