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Marta's Happy Life

Marta was born in Poland into a family that has always motivated her to practice the art of drawing - her father was an illustrator and cartoonist for animated films, her mother a gifted portraitist. Naturally Marta chose to study at the Fine Arts. After her 4th year, with a girlfriend, she went to France to spend the summer there. She stayed there for almost a year, fell in love with this country, its culture, its cuisine, its landscapes and a man...

With her diploma in her pocket, she moved to Paris. Among other things, she has illustrated a few children's books, decorated the La Parizienne hotel in the Montparnasse district with her drawings and has recently done live portraits in the context of animations for luxury brands such as Vuitton, Lancôme, Armani... 

She loves walking, painting or drawing outdoors, with people and their faces as her favourite subject. She (almost) never goes out without her sketchbook. 

Marta's Happy STYLE

Marta's style is rather realistic but light; a few pencil or crayon strokes are then enhanced with watercolour, sometimes with ink. 

Why we LOVE Marta

Marta's got a real appetite for life. We like the fluidity and modernity of her line. She captures the spirit of the times in a natural and spontaneous way.

Marta breathes a wind of poetry into everyday scenes and transforms characters and architecture into charming works of art.

Marta's Happy Funky PORTRAIT

♥ Do you remember your first aesthetic shock?
I remember a big shock in primary schools. An artist came to the art class. We were asked to paint the crowd. I drew a few people, each with a different colour of clothing. He came up to me, took my brush and said "we need more people - one, two, three, four..." and with the black paint, in an instant, he scribbled several stick figures that I found horrible. Aesthetic shock. And a desire for murder...

♥ The artist you would like to meet? What would you say to him/her?
Toulouse-Lautrec and I would say "Thank you" to him.
He was perhaps my second aesthetic shock, those "drawn" paintings that I learned to appreciate, then I became an absolute fan. I love his characters, their often caricatured rendering.

♥ What is your favourite colour?
I like blues - cobalt, indigo. Calm, melancholy and hopeful at the same time.

watercolour portrait from a photo
family portrait from a photo

♥ Which museum gives you the greatest emotion? Why or why not?
Maybe the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Because I can find the works of Lautrec 🙂 and Gauguin there, which I also love.

♥ What artwork would you buy without hesitation if you had an unlimited budget?I always hesitate.

♥ In which city do you feel happiest? Why do you think so? Share your 3 favourite addresses.
Maybe Lisbon for the suspended time, a bit dirty but picturesque, the small streets, the smell of grilled sardines and the sound of fado in the evening...

Otherwise I always feel good in Paris, I find inspiration at every street corner 😉

My favourite place: the Marché d'Aligre for the atmosphere, the variety of people you can meet there.

Portrait in watercolour from photo

♥ What book keeps you up all night?
Not found yet - every time I read at night I fall asleep after a few pages...

♥ What are your biggest sources of inspiration?
The street and people. I'm addicted to "urban sketching" and if I don't go out and draw a bit, I'm not well.

♥ What's the funkiest thing you've done in your life?
I took the "One Way" ticket to France without having found a job, without knowing the language too well and without knowing my travel companion too well...

♥ What is your definition of happiness?
Doing what you love with the people you love and living from it!

family portrait made from a watercolour photograph

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