The source of this artist’s ingenuity is the never-ending supply of material nature affords. As a matter of course, Dominik J. Modlinski incorporates the journey motif into his work, his creative process and his personal growth experience. For him, the possibilities are endless.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Modlinski now calls Canada home and makes his living traveling through and painting various endangered natural areas. At the heart of his travels is a quest to discover and depict the inherent balance and truthfulness found in nature.
“My work is simply a reflection of what I love to do most, to be able to live on the land, to better my creative vision and to bring people joy and understanding of the environment through art,” says Modlinski.
In Poland, he attended The School for Artistic Crafts and Design. In Canada he graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Art in 1993. He has since lived in the wilderness setting of Atlin, B.C., where he taught painting and drawing at the Atlin Centre for the Arts. Modlinski says he enjoys the physical challenge painting in such remote location entails. It’s also an opportunity to visually celebrate a unique ecosystem. For this artist, celebration is really at the heart of his hard work.
Modlinski now shares his time between Nanaimo and Atlin BC where he paints full-time. His work has earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship in 1994 and the David L. Stevenson Scholarship for Proficiency in Drawing & Painting in 1993.