Peter Kownacki studied fine art in Warsaw, Poland. These days he lives in the green and leafy Sydney suburb of Five Dock.
His passion for painting is matched by his passion for the Japanese martial art aikido – both walk the fine line between focus and relaxation.
He says, “The more accidental a brush stroke the better, and yet it has to be in a controlled way. My painting is good only when on the edge of something real and unreal, not too far one way or the other”.
The painting “Poppies” featured on the 2013 Deonte ‘Estate 230’ Barossa Valley Sparkling Moscato wine label was created with acrylics on canvas.
Someone once said; “This picture looks like it was painted with light” and I really like that comment.
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