About Me

Hi folks and thanks for stopping by my corner of the online art world.

My name is Agata Lawrynczyk and I am an art enthusiast. I love all forms of art although painting and drawing are my absolute favorite. I love it so I do it, simple as that. I always have, and I probably always will. I can do it for hours at a time, without even realizing that the whole day just flew by.

 

About Me
I also really like the feminist monument in Ottawa…

 

I live in Canada’s beautiful capital city Ottawa and recently graduated from Ottawa University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in  Mechanical Biomedical Engineering (what a mouthful eh!). Before that, I completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in my hometown of London, Ontario.

You may be thinking, where is this girls art education? My art education comes from my own trial and error from dabbling in all forms of arts and crafts since as far back as I can remember. You may think that painting and engineering have nothing in common, however, the way I see it, both disciplines require a lot of creativity and thinking outside the box. They overlap much more than one would think. Personally, I love both disciplines equally.

 

If I stand on my tippy toes I can reach the top of the canvas
If I stand on my tippy toes I can reach the top of the canvas

 

Inspiration for my work comes from the vibrant beauty of life all around us. I like to paint with a lot paint and a lot of color, usually with acrylics, although sometimes with oils too. You can check out my gallery here. I’m slowly starting to discover what “my style” of painting is and I hope you’ll join me along for the ride.

 

I get pretty excited when I see my name on something... Rare find!
I get pretty excited when I see my name on something… Rare find!

 

I consistently get requests from friends and family to “paint them something” and I have always (respectfully) declined these offers. Both for lack of time and because I don’t like parting with my art work. However, I’ve turned over a new leaf and now encourage these offers. I’m also trying to put my work out there into the community as best as I can. To see which original paintings are currently for sale, you can check out my online store here or if you’re interested in commissioning a painting, find more information about that here.

The goal of this blog is to showcase my art work, sell a few paintings, and hopefully inspire you to paint, or at the very least appreciate it.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at agatasartcorner@hotmail.com or by using the contact form below. I love hearing from you!

Also, be sure to check out my online store on Etsy and ‘Like’ my Facebook page (by click on ‘Like‘ on the right sidebar).

I look forward to hearing from you!

– Agata

73 thoughts on “About Me

  • May 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm
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    Thanks for checking out my work Agata! And by the way – I was a math major turned art major in under grad and am so grateful for both trains of thought .Best of luck!

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    • May 27, 2013 at 7:02 am
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      It’s great to have an interest in such seemingly opposite subjects. That’s great that you followed your passion. Best of luck to you too!

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  • May 25, 2013 at 4:21 am
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    Very nice work. Love the style of your painting. I like the corner piece with the bike and the figures in the rain. And thank you for stopping by my blog. Come back again.

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    • May 27, 2013 at 7:03 am
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      Thank you Walter. The one with the bike is one of my favorites too.

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  • May 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm
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    Love your work and wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. I totally understand why you want to keep all your artwork because I do the same thing. Although, I have traded with my art friends for their art pieces.

    Look forward to seeing more,
    Monalisa

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    • May 27, 2013 at 6:44 am
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      Trading with art friends is a really good idea. Thanks!

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  • May 27, 2013 at 12:11 am
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    Thanks for popping by my blog today! We have very similar art “histories” – science and art. Best of luck with everything!

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  • May 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm
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    Hi Agatha, your artwork has a nice unique style to it! I wish you much success!

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  • June 3, 2013 at 11:56 am
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    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your artwork is beautiful. Perhaps when I figure out where I will be living, I can purchase some. Best of luck with everything.

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  • June 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm
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    Hi, my name is Scott, and I’m a beginner artist. Thank you for your generous recent clicks on my site. Your work is beautiful and inspiring! I love the little I’ve seen (your past few posts); I look forward to digging deeper into your blog once I’m home from vacation. Thanks again, and an awesome day to you ~Scott

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    • June 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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      Scott, your work is very inspiring. Your recent “warm up” painting is beautiful and the fact that you consider it just warming up says a lot about your talent. I’d hardly call you a beginner artist.

      I’m glad you’ve been enjoying my recent posts. Come back anytime 🙂

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  • June 14, 2013 at 4:35 am
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    Thanks for dropping in on my meanderings. Your attention is much appreciated – as is your lovely work here!

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    • June 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm
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      And thank you for dropping by too 🙂

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  • June 15, 2013 at 9:51 am
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    Thanks for the ‘likes’. Looking at your gallery, I love the fearless way you apply the paint. All the best!

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    • June 24, 2013 at 9:15 am
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      Thank you David.

      Your portrait work is beautiful! I really enjoyed browsing through it.

      I think it’s interesting that it appears as though I apply the paint fearlessly. In reality, I’m usually very hesitant when I paint and have to force myself to just go for it! Glad my intentions are coming across though.

      Thanks for the comment, and all the best to you.

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  • June 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm
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    Hi Agata,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like your art, and the fact that you’re studying science too, as I used to be a research chemist.

    My very best wishes to you,
    M x

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    • June 24, 2013 at 9:07 am
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      All the best to you too Marija. Nice to find yet another person who enjoys both art and science 🙂

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  • June 18, 2013 at 8:24 am
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    I’ve had a lovely time exploring your work. I love your style and have been trying to pick a favorite, but it’s too difficult to choose.

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  • June 19, 2013 at 12:58 am
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    Thanks for liking my post. You’ve got some interesting pieces here. I’ll enjoy looking around.

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  • June 21, 2013 at 11:14 am
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    Ah this is so cool! I’m also a 4th year engineering student that loves art! They’re hard to find 🙂

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  • June 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm
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    I was interested in your Science background. So many people think Science and art are complete opposites but they do not understand that science is about observation, analysis and creativity …. as is art. Love your work.

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    • June 24, 2013 at 9:03 am
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      So true!

      And your work is wonderful too. I especially like how many different media you are able to use (all incredibly well). I look forward to following your work 🙂

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  • June 23, 2013 at 11:07 am
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    Hi Agata, It is nice of you to visit my blog and click the photos. I hope to have a new drawing online in a couple of weeks. I have enjoyed your site and I think your art will have a lot of popular appeal – best of luck, you are very smart and ambitious! – David

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    • June 24, 2013 at 9:00 am
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      Thank you David. You’ve got some great work yourself and I enjoyed look forward to your upcoming pieces.

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  • July 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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    Thank you Agata for liking what I do. I appreciate anyone who appreciates me and I definitely appreciate your work. Some people think it’s easy but It’s no small task to paint, draw, or take and process photography. I look forward to seeing your future work! 🙂
    -Ryan

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  • July 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm
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    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and “liking” my new posts. I always appreciate fellow artists’ feedback 🙂

    Love your work, best of luck!

    -Katie

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    • August 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm
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      Thank you Katie, and best of luck to you too 🙂

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  • July 9, 2013 at 9:50 am
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    Hi Agata! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will keep an eye on yours. It is very interesting. Congrats!
    Cheers

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    • August 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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      And thank you for coming by mine 🙂

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  • July 12, 2013 at 11:20 am
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    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post! Keep up your painting 🙂

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  • July 21, 2013 at 11:13 am
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    Hi Agata, thanks for stopping by my blog Abstract Reception and liking my latest post! I wish you continued luck in your painting and drawing!

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    • August 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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      Thank you! And all the best to you too!

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  • July 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm
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    Can’t help but comment: Well written, well painted, well done. I love it when creative skills combine and conquer!

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    • July 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm
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      What a lovely comment! Thank you 🙂

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  • July 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm
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    I have no problem with the combination of art and engineering. I have studied, and practised, sculpture, brain research and writing fiction. They all feed off and complement each other. They all involve project work with creative, engineering, labour and presentation phases. Such fun!

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    • August 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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      Hi Hilary,
      Nice to “meet” others who seem to have interests all over the board as well. I think it makes life interesting and us more well-rounded 🙂 The different fields are not as separate from one another as some people may think.

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  • July 24, 2013 at 7:21 am
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    Thanks for subscribing to my blog! At the moment you’ll find more than 1800 ‘full screen photos’ from Norway.
    Please enjoy!

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  • July 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm
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    I love that you are using both sides of your brain so effectively! Look forward to enjoying your blog! My blog is mostly postcard shots of my wonderful 4 months in incredible India. Check it out! . . . . .namaste. . .Anne

    talesalongtheway.com

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    • August 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm
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      You’ve got a wonderful blog. Must have been quite an amazing adventure in India. I hope to get that experience one day…

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  • July 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm
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    Hi!!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my latest post. Greatly appreciated!
    I was drawn to your ‘Cheating -Part 1’ post, and my how I can relate, only pertaining to photography and not painting. Self worth goes a long ways in any type of creative field, and I find I always compare my work to established “artists” who are successful, and have ‘made it’ in their area of expertise. It took me so long to finally throw in the towel, and stop trying to compete and compare, and instead, enjoy the hobby for me, and my own enjoyment. If someone else enjoys what I create, then that’s awesome….fans and followers are always a boost to the confidence. But the days of the ‘professionals’ dictating my worthiness in their arena are over…we do what we do because we love it!! Keep up the great work!

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    • July 26, 2013 at 9:38 am
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      What a great perspective to have! I’m glad you had that light-bulb moment and stopped comparing yourself to others, since nothing good ever comes from that. Thanks for the comment and keep up the great work 🙂

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  • July 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm
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    hey there!

    Thank you for following my blog a few mths ago! I just wanna share with you that I have recently changed host (nearly died along the way 🙂 ) and if you like, please come again to my blog and you can type in your email address as with the change in host from wordpress, new posts will not get delivered to your email address like the last time.

    So if you like posts to get delivered to your email address like the past, you have to type in your email again. It only appears in your reader now, so if that works for you, then it is ok.

    thank you
    michelle

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  • July 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm
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    Nice work. The use of vibrant colors is fantastic. I especially like the multi-canvas usage for a one image completion. Perhaps you can also form to hang in corners….that can be a dimensional look as well. Keep it up!

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    • July 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm
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      That’s a really good idea! Thank you, I think I might try that soon 🙂

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  • August 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm
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    Enthusiasm and joy….perfect combination for success. . . .namaste. .. .Anne

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  • August 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm
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    Hey thanks for swinging by ashermains.wordpress.com. It’s encouraging to have your ‘likes’ on those posts! Keep up the good work.

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  • August 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm
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    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you and your blog for the “Sunshine Award”.
    This award is for bloggers who “light up the dark corners of our minds” and “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogoshphere”.

    I’ve enjoyed your blog thus far, and think you are more than deserving of this award! 🙂

    Here’s the link to follow through! Congrats!

    http://snapshot71.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/achievements-awards-04-the-sunshine-award/

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    • August 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm
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      Thank you so much Timothy! I’m so honored 🙂

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  • August 7, 2013 at 11:32 am
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    Hi Agata, I spent some time looking through your gallery and just had to say how beautiful your work is. My mom is an accomplished watercolor artist, so I feel I can recognize fine work, and yours is tremendous. I love your use of color, and the compositions are inspiring. Truly wonderful art.

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    • August 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm
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      Hi Ned,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot to me. Cheers 🙂

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    • August 11, 2013 at 7:51 am
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      Thank you Katie for nominating me back. You’re so sweet! I love following your blog too so keep up the great work 🙂

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  • August 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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    Thanks for liking my blog, Agata. There is a lovely sense of joy in your work – I envy the volume of productivity!

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  • August 31, 2013 at 8:32 am
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    Thanks for your consistent support and follow. I am returning the favor. Keep up the great work, Agata!

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  • December 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm
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    Hi, I wonder if you would not mind doing me a favor that would be of mutual benefit. I’m in the market for someone who would design a logo for me. I would link back to your site on a page devoted to this project. It doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. If interested, please email me asap. This wknd, if possible. Writing you bc you’re one of my favorite artists.

    Diana

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    • December 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm
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      Hi Diana,

      I’m flattered that you would think to ask me. Unfortunately I do not have any skills/experience in any type of logo design so I won’t be able to help you. I could use a logo myself haha! Good luck to you though 🙂

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  • March 22, 2014 at 10:06 am
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    I visited your etsy shop and am blown away that you’ve sold on etsy — I’ve found it to be a very bad place to sell art. I switched to my website. I was an architect and so the connection between engineering of any kind and art is no mystery to me.

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