Artist Anna Rozanska-Batra's exhibition titled, 'Birds in Quilling', was launched at Ballybane Public Library on Saturday September 11 and will run until October 22.
'Birds in Quilling' takes the craft of quilling to a new level of artistry, as Rozanska-Batra has refined the craft technique to create wonderful 'paintings' of native Irish birds and some exotic. A particular aspect of the exhibition worth noting, is the homage to Ukrainian folk artist, Maria Prymachenko, with a quilling interpretation of Prymachenko's painting, 'A Dove Has Spread Her Wings and Asks for Peace', proceeds of the sale of Rozanska-Batra's tribute will go to the UNICEF Ukraine Fund. This is especially significant as Maria Prymachenko's art gallery was destroyed during the ongoing war in Ukraine.
A graduate of fine arts from Nicolas Copernicus Univeristy of Torun, Anna Rozanska-Batra was born in raised in Poland before coming to Ireland as a young artist to further her studies. With a strong interest in cultural heritage protection, and a diploma in education, Rozanska-Batra is interested in exploring different art techniques. Five of her quilling artworks are featured in a new publication, Artists Eye on Galway.
Rozanska-Batra speaking about her love of art said, "Art is my passion and my life. I perceive the world by colours, lights, composition. I am guided by intuition and inner voice. I create my artworks by an impulse to admire the beauty of the landscape, people and nature. I like to capture unique moments and places."