We had the good fortune of connecting with Agnieszka Russo Sowa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Agnieszka, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Inspiration often comes to me from my family or from random events and conversations, but the driving forces behind my work are feelings and nature. The mountains surrounding the beautiful countryside of my childhood home in Poland first awakened and nurtured my artistic spark, thereafter I’ve been continually inspired by places I’ve lived or visited such as Italy, Scandinavia and the spectacular natural beauty of the United States. The natural world moves me to express my inner self, and in doing so I find myself in communication with nature, a communication which then extends and connects to those who see my art.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
“Painted feelings to color your life” is the vision for my artwork. In the last year I was working extensively with fluid acrylic creating pieces on canvas, paper and wood panels. Every time when I start painting is a new adventure and experience, I never have a plan for any piece and I go with the flow, the moment, the light in the studio, the music surrounding me and my feelings . The past few months with the pandemia roaring through out the country were not the easiest for my business. I got very busy at home with kids and family related matters. Nevertheless I managed to find inspiration and time to make some beautiful pieces that found new forever homes. Currently I’m working in finishing branindg my business and get my website up and running.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in a lovely neighborhood where one can relax from the hectic city life. My favorite free time activity is running and walking. I would definitely take my friend for a run early in the morning along the bayou to see the spectacular sunrise. After that we can go for a coffee and pastry to a lovely French bistro in the area. A trip to nearest hills country spots would be a must specially in the blue bonnets season, the fields are painted in red and purple. On the street tacos, sizzling fajitas and margaritas would be the best options for dining and lunch. A trip to magnolia market would complete nicely the week.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The biggest support and encouragement come from my family, my husband and my two lovely kids. Even in the moments when I feel lost they are always close to me reminding me my true potential. If possible my daughter would collect all my art pieces and hang them on all her bedroom walls. I’m also very great full to my sisters and close friends to always find the warmest words to help me in continuing this journey.
Website: not available yet (would be in January)