Iwona Jankowski is a visual artist living and working in her home studio in Magnolia, Texas. Her art passion, education and experience helped broaden her art skills and identify, as well as develop, her own means of artistic expressions.
As a small child, her first works of art depicted horses. Drawing them, she thought she could feel every muscle of the horse; and the feeling remains. For her, besides its beautiful gracious body, the horse is a symbol of a free soul, loyalty and trust.
Her "Mottled Horses" series merges abstract and expressionism with a touch of realism. The subject is created on a colorful abstract background to express mood, often shown as a close-up, with special attention to eyes and focusing on specific feelings and composition.
Iwona tries to capture the utmost uniqueness of life. She often pays no attention to exact shapes, textures or real colors, emphasizing just a small fragment in order to insinuate an idea, concentrating on what she feels and not what she sees or knows about the subject. Also, it helps to effectively use visuals to capture just an indication of a subject, leaving the rest for the viewer’s imagination to create the unique picture.
Iwona has received many world-wide awards and recognitions for her artwork. She has been featured in several publications, including The Leader, Professional Artist, Andalusian, Elite and Horses in Art.