Stanislaw Zoladz was born in Poland, and has studied at Kraków Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1978 he lives and works in Sweden. To find motifs for his paintings, Stanislaw is always on the hunt for exiting light settings. In the summer he paints where growth gives way to rocks by the water in Stockholm's archipelago. Nature is a predominant theme in his works of art. But quite often an abandoned tractor, or a red cottage by the horizon, also remind us of human presence.
Every year Stanislaw travels to exciting places to paint. Some places where he has found inspiration include Italy, Gambia, The West Indies, Lofoten in Norway, Morocco, Spain, Åland and Finland.
While new places can be inspiring, so can dear old ones, which you know like the back of your pocket. In Simpnäs and Arholma in the Roslagen Archipelago, outside of Stockholm, are Stanislaw's favourite spots to paint. There, he returns to same motifs over and over again, finding them new each time light and weather sets a little bit differently on them.
If Stanislaws paintings have one thing in common, then it is his impression of light.
22 500 artists submitted their work to Winsor and Newton's "Our world in the year 2000" contest. Stanislaw won second prize, and received his award* from Prince Charles, at the ceremony in St. James's Palace in London, on February the 17th, 2000.