I'm a painter and translator based in Prague. I paint mostly in oils using the alla prima technique and my main focus is on realistic portraiture and jazz themes. I also create abstract pieces which are often inspired by poetry or music. Recently I've started using gold leaf, creating an entire collection of paintings entitled "Hidden Secrets" and I plan to explore the possibilities of gold and other metals in my future works.
I studied painting with Raj Chaudhuri, a Denver-based artist who was the best tutor I could ever imagine, and had the opportunity to meet his wonderful teacher Quang Ho - both of them have been my great inspiration ever since. I also studied portrait painting at Studio Escalier in France, oil painting with the Czech artist Miloš Englberth, plein-air painting with Václav Fišer and passed several figure drawing seasons at the Academy of Arts in Prague.
I am member of the Portrait Society of America.
6/2020 - Shades of Blue - online exhibition at the Camelback Gallery
10/2019 - Hidden Secrets / Báseň o sněžné levitaci - Činoherní kavárna, Prague (solo exhibition)
5/2019 - Festival amatérské tvorby - Galerie Kotelna, Říčany
2020 - The Art of the Portrait Conference (Portrait Society of America) - tuition scholarship
Finalist award at Camelback Gallery's international juried painting competition "Shades of Blue"