Category: Matylda Konecka

Spring is here!


March is almost April and I realise that we’ve not posted a single news item to the blog in 2018 yet – blimey! So, perhaps I should wish you all a Happy New Year – a tad late (I Know!).

Where have you been and what have you been doing?

We haven’t been anywhere except the Bay Attic office, honestly. It’s not all sunshine and holidays here (If Only).

David and I have been working away behind the scenes. We’re looking at introducing more framed work to the website and have found some lovely new products too. Then came the snow. Which meant that we could work away in the office but, not get anything shipped out (Arrgh!) Then the back-log of orders that were delayed due to the bad weather and the new ones to be shipped – a crazy week or two and here we are. Spring has sprung at it’s almost Easter. Whoosh!

What’s Popular at Bay Attic?

Since the beginning of the year, Matylda Konecka prints, Peter McDermott art and cards and Janet McCrorie and Peter McDermott mugs are as popular as ever.

Did You Know?

We now stock Peter McDermott and Janet McCrorie Small Mounted Art Prints and Magnets AND some lovely Spring inspired magnets and cards from Keli Clark are a must a t this time of year. They are great little gifts too.

And Finally

We wish you all a Happy Easter, enjoy the holiday weekend.

Elaine and David@Bayattic

Watch Out Below – 5 Minute Stories

Silent Street (The West Bow) by Matylda Konecka

F – i – z – z, Crack, Whomp, BANG! Flash.

“Bugger”, thought Tadpole, “This isn’t going to work, making electricity is much harder than you think, when you have no idea what electricity is or does.”

“WATCH OUT BELOW!”, he shouted, as a blue flare whizzed out of the open window and then slowly glided towards the busy street below, as if its molecular structure had been affected by the air outside the window – like a ribbon dancing in the wind, it descended.

“Argh!”, shrilled a high-pitched voice,

“Ouch”, said another tone,

“Snap Dragon !”, bellowed a deep, burbling voice , as the tones reverberated along the street like the clinking milk-churns, on the back of Dairy Mary’s Miracle Milk cart. (Indeed a miracle – as Dairy Mary didn’t own any cows or goats to produce milk)

Tadpole, slowly peeked his head out of the window. He knew those voices instantly – although he wished he didn’t recognise the tones. In the street across from Tadpole’s window, he could see Mrs. Bludgeon, aided by her son Archie and husband Bob, dizzily getting helped to her feet.

Watch Out Below – 5 Minute Story – Inspiration

The word given for this story was “electricity”. My first thought, was dread, what could I write about electricity in 5 minutes, but then I used this lack of knowledge to think about a by-gone era – who perhaps had an idea for electricity but no idea how to make it. Enter my unassuming hero Tadpole and the imaginative scenes and characters in Matylda Konecka paintings.

Matylda says ” I like to build a very personal universe, a mixture of dreams and fairies with colour and melancholy.” She is an artist from Wrocław, Poland, born into an established and respected family of artists – her Father and Mother, Janusz and Beata created a Center of Artistic Education in Szklarska Poręba since 1994. Matylda graduated from Landscape Architecture at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Moving to England in 2010 she set up her art studio in a 19th century Victorian vicarage, specialising in painting, illustration and graphic design. She has been awarded prizes in several major competitions, and has had a number of individual and group exhibitions throughout Europe. She has also designed album covers for several well established musicians and bands.

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Well-traveled Art

There has been a flurry of art out the Bay Attic doors lately, and I must admit I do find it quite exciting. Being a solely web-based company, it makes me realise how technology has made the word smaller. It’s fantastic to see our Scottish art going to the USA, Germany , France, and Australia. Lovely prints from Jolomo, Bridgland, and Philp to Central Scotland, and a Lochhead finding a new home across the river. Near or far, our artist work is appreciated on a global scale. I wonder how well-traveled our next piece of art will be ?

  Kate Philp | Jolomo | Peter McDermott | Matylda Konecka
Ken Lochhead | Judith I. Bridgland

Matylda Konecka Artist Spotlight

Matylda konecka” I see myself in two different worlds. One is fairy tales, a little creepy, but humorous. I think the dark and magical creatures are part of me; I would like them to be my companions for a long time.The other world is abstract, things which I can’t say literally, but want to express strongly. I like to build a very personal universe, a mixture of dreams and fairies with colour and melancholy. In my work I wanted to show how I perceive Scotland; I used elements from the cities and the most beautiful landscapes of the country and created my own stories from them. Scotland seems to me to be a place so vivid, colourful and magical that I couldn’t help but show it in my art. In many of my works there are elements referring to the history, traditions and legends of the area (e.g.”The Fish That Never Swam”,”Sleeping Island”,”Pipers”). ”

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