My Sketchbook on the sketchbooks exhibition in Poland


Do you have a sketchbook with you?

I am happy to be chosen for a collective show of SKETCHBOOKS.

My sketchbook is a hand-drawn picturebook, and it contains a short story which is called „I always wanted to be pink”. It tells about a person who is green and always wanted to be pink, and another one who is pink and always wanted to be green. I worked on semiabstract traces of green ink painted onto wet paper, and I finished it up with crayons, giving it very narrative approach, and drawing the story’s characters, details of their faces and hands, as well as bigger landscapes.

Same as last year, I submitted a sketchbook which was produced by hand. This year I made it out of paper, and last year I used paper, cartonbox and a transparent jacket with linocut figure printed on it. I’m happy to be a part of expo again this year.

Here is how the „I always wanted to be pink” came to life:

The sketchbooks were chosen for show by the Jury of „Szkic ma moc” competition, and they will be on display this summer (2023). I enjoy to be selected by the great organisers, and I am excited to see the other works together with mine in the beautiful printed catalogue that is released with the exhibition.

x Barbara


Bologna Children Book Fair 2023


I just came back from Bologna Children Book Fair, and I must say it is a really great experience.

As I previously wrote you, my illustration is a part of the Virtual Illustrators Wall of Bologna Children Book Fair 2023.

It was also displayed in a loop at the Virtual Illustrators Wall screens in various points of the Illustrators Survival Corner during the four days of the Fiere! I got a picture of it to share that nice moment with you.

Online Virtual Illustrators Wall is on since 16 February, till 31 August 2023, and you can find my work here: link.

More information soon! Coming next: my works on shows in Poland and Colombia.

x Barbara

My illustration on Bologna Children’s Book Fair Digital Wall


Bologna Children’s Book Fair is almost on! Meanwhile at the #DigitalWall of Bologna Children’s Book Fair‚s website you can see one of my #illustrations – and it will be displayed until the end of August! I am celebrating the Fair with a hand-drawn #illustration, done in watercolour and ink drawing.


A video of my solo show „Behind the city’s surface” in States!


First of all, happy to write to you in the new year 2023!

This year starts with the exhibition of mine that is on display since December the 3rd 2022, and will be on until the end of January 2023. If some of you are currently in Florida, I’m more than happy to invite you to have a look at my show, and for the ones in other countries – I prepared a video with description of the project. The walk around the show is given by Melissa Gonzalez-Lopez, who filmed the shots of the exhibition. I put it together into a video, and provided you some close-ups of the patterns, as well as a short story about the process of creating the collection of patterns which I show on the exhibition.

The video is in English, I also added subtitles so that it is more accessible. Have a look and enjoy the watching! Let me know if this type of walks around the exhibitions interest you. For me it was very nice to sum up this exhibition, and two other before, and have a full documentation of the show, spaces, and sometimes even questions from visitors. If you are into this type of art visits, I’d be happy if you subscribe to my channel or like my video to let me know about your interest. And to see my future videos (the list is growing).

The licence for patterns is available to be bought, and I am looking forward to collaborate with textile industries. It’s been some time since I last saw my patterns printed as comfy duvets, and I developed so many new patterns since then, that this is time perhaps.

New year greetings,


Bring my patterns home!



About my patterns that are going to be shown on the exhibition „Behind the city’s surface” in Tallahassee, Florida, USA – you can now order items with them printed on! – see them here.

I am very excited for that new option, because it brings me joy to design patterns for surfaces that can be used in interior designs, or on clothing and hiking supplies. Now they are available as blackout courtains, cosy throw blankets and comforters for wintery evenings, backpacks, duvet and pillow covers.

And one last thing, the items are on sale. It lasts just until next Monday if I remember correctly. Can be a great occasion to buy some Christmas gifts!

To see the available items, please go to link or scan the QR code below.

As an artist I designed the patterns. The products are produced and sold by Society6. I also must write in that place, that it is a self-promotion and affiliate marketing of me, and I gain funds by selling products with my designs using the link & QR code. (form required by Society6).

Solo exhibition in Tallahassee, USA


Hello! With this poster I would like to share it with you that I am more than happy to have the second individual exhibition of my art in Tallahassee, state city of Florida, USA.

This one is a dedicated original project of mine, in which I am showing a set of patterns inspired by the nature of Leon County. It was a great adventure for me to draw it, watching so many beautiful species that live there.

Soon I will tell you more about it and about the patterns themselves.

You will also be able to find online some items with the nature patterns, so if you search for christmas gifts for your loved ones, I will soon let you know how to find my illustrations on mugs, backpacks, pillows, courtains and beddings (I am especially excited about backpacks and beddings, as they are the items of nice trips and some rest).

Many thanks to the Le Roy Collins Library for hosting the exhibition and to Melissa Gonzalez-Lopez for help with preparations.

Have a great afternoon!

solo exhibition in Valencia, Spain


My solo exhibition in Valencia will get opened next thursday, 27.10.2022, in La Finestra, Valencia.

I will be there, and if any of you will be in Valencia at that time and will want to meet me, I will be more than glad to tell you a couple of words about my art.

See you at La Finestra!

Presentation about my art | Opowieść o mojej sztuce na Patio ASP


Being the President of Diffusion Science Club, at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, lets me gain experiences in various areas.

This week started with the presentation that I had a pleasure to show on a big screen at Monday at the Patio of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
I talked about my art, its processes and main topics, exhibiting, inspirations, printmaking, studies abroad, art residency, being part of the China Printmaking Museum’s collection, and love to nature.


The presentation was a part of the Diffusion Science Club’s event „Inspired by art, inspired by nature” held at Patio ASP. Organisation of the whole event: dr hab. Bogna Łakomska, prof. ASP. Curatorship of the international artists’ show: Ana Tomás Miralles, Universitat Politècnica de València. Photography by dr hab. Bogna Łakomska, prof. ASP.

#barbarael #art #event#science#meeting#talk

My work exhibited in Spain


My print „Midnight” is now on show in Centro Municipal De Juventud Orriols, on the collective show „Accidentes Creativos. Bosquearte”, curated by Ana Tomas Miralles. The show will be on until 10.06.2022. It is a pleasure to be a part of the show!

Moja grafika „Północ” jest prezentowana w ramach wystawy „Accidentes Creativos. Bosquearte”, trwającej do 10.06.2022 w Centro Municipal De Juventud Orriols w Hiszpanii. Kurator wystawy: Ana Tomás Miralles, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia.

My graphic print in Cagliari, Italy (Sardegna)


Do końca miesiąca w Cagliari we Włoszech (Sardynia) wśród świetnych prac innych artystów można zobaczyć moją grafikę małoformatową w technice łączonej, w ramach wystawy „Grafica eco-lógica”. Kuratorzy: Ana Tomás Miralles i Chele Esteve.

Till the end of the month in Cagliari in Italy (Sardegna) you can see my graphic print in mixed technique. The exhibition shows many great works of various artists. Curated by Ana Tomás Miralles and Chele Esteve.