Joanna Wirażka, who is 16 years-old uses fallen leaves as her canvas to paint beautiful sceneries on. She places the leaves inside heavy books to flatten them and to dry them, she then paints them a dark colour to create the perfect canvas for colours to pop. Then she layers onto the leaf with acrylic paint to create depth and dimension in her beautiful paintings. She said she never studied art but her grandfather had taught her the basics and then was also inspired by other artists on social media which gave her the confidence to explore her skill. Although she studies science at school, hoping that she can pursue a future in that field, she will never give up her love for art.
She lives by her motto “Try to find real art everywhere and let it inspire you, I think art is everywhere, you must just look for it. Be open and free in art. Don’t worry to express your emotions.” She talked about how she spent one New Year’s Eve focusing on painting a leaf whilst her friends were getting ready for a party, after she finished her painting she posted it on Instagram and it went viral within days, which gave her recognition for her unique talent.
So next time you want to explore your skill, don’t hold back, you never know her far it can go! Check out Joanna Wirażka paintings below!