1975, Svetla nad Sazavou, Czech Republic
I graduated from a prestigious fashion design school in Brno, Czech Republic, majoring in Textile and Knitwear; this is where I developed my skill of drawing and painting.
After graduating, I spent several months in England and the USA. I’m living and painting between Prague and England.
I love classic paintings, especially from the Impressionist period and like many artists I’m fascinating by light and perspective. Many of my pictures feature nature, cityscapes and transport — from what I see in my life. People appear very rarely in my pictures; when they do appear they represent normal life around us.
My first oil painting was in 1999 as a Christmas gift for my partner and has resulted in many more paintings since. I started with canvas sizes in the 100 x 100 cm range; all characterized by strong colour and bold strokes on a black background playing with light and shadow. A palette knife is used in the creation of these paintings. I still use a palette knife. Since that first painting in 1999, I believe I’ve developed my own style. The light is the most important part of the painting. It can give the right sparkle or completely destroy it. I try to capture the right balance of light and shadow to add depth.
I’ve held several successful exhibitions in the Czech Republic. My paintings are held in private collections in the Czech Republic, UK, USA, Belgium, France, Sweden, Canada and Slovak Republic.
More pictures and information you will find in my private website: www.martinakrupickova.com,
my Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gallerykrupickova,
my Instagram where you can follow me: https://www.instagram.com/mkrupickova/
YouTube presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0HzgT1oUf0
The painting 'Posázavský Pacifik' has been selected, from over 10,000 entries, to form part of the Royal Academy of Arts 2008 Summer Exhibition (9 June - 17 August) in London (Burlington House, Piccadilly).
The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new work by both established and unknown living artists. Held every year, without exception, since 1769, the exhibition attracts around 10,000 entries, the selection made by Academicians chaired by the President.
Now in its 240th year, the exhibition includes around 1,200 works. An essential part of the London art and social calendar; the show drew over 200,000 visitors in 2007.
The picture "Tram No 2" was chosen out of 596 entries from around the world and received a 1st Place - Painting Category and 2nd Place - Overall Category in 8th Annual “CityScapes Art Competition” 2018 Art Exhibition and picture "Tram No 24" received Special Merit Award Category. The pictures are show on www.lightspacetime.art.
The picture “Mirror" was chosen out of 582 entries from around the world and received an Special Merit Award Category in “Landscapes”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacetime.art
The picture “Stvoridla in Autumn Colours” was chosen out of 377 entries from around the world and received an Special Merit Award Category in “Seasons”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacetime.art
The picture “Stvoridla Play of colours” was chosen out of 658 entries from around the world and received an Special Merit Award Category in “Landscapes”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacetime.art
The picture “Bologna" was chosen out of 447 entries from around the world and received an Special Merit Award Category in “CityScapes”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacetime.art
The picture “Number 14” was chosen out of 890 entries from around the world, 32 countries and received an Special Merit Award Category in Painting “All Women Art Exhibition”. The picture is shows on www.lightspacetime.art
From 1.3.2014 – 31.3.2014
Picture “Number 18″ was chosen out of 547 entries from around the world and received a