Monday, May 10, 2010

EK Fine Arts...yes please!

Do you ever check out the shops that you find on Pounce, still waiting for their first sale? I like to check out the Pounce option every once in a while, in search of a potential new favorite. Well, recently, I was doing just that and I came across a really great new shop called EK Fine Arts.

This shop specializes in – you guessed it, fine art! Gorgeous fine art, I may add. In fact, I was so in awe with one of the pieces I found in this lovely gallery that I immediately put it in my shopping cart, then I continued to browse through some other new shops. Unfortunately, before I could check out, some other lucky person actually bought the painting I wanted! Valuable lesson to us all – if you want it…check out right away!! Especially if it’s a one of a kind type item (and this beautiful painting most definitely was!).

Well, I was so intrigued with this shop. I needed to know more. I contacted the shop owner, a lovely lady named Emilia, who was so kind to answer my questions and agree to let me post some of her items on my blog.

Emilia has been an Etsian only since December 21, 2009. Her shop is filled with gorgeous abstract art where free forms, texture, composition, colours, and, of course, emotion take the foreground instead of the real life shapes of certain objects. These are gallery quality pieces that range in price from $50.00 to $650.00 (as of May 10/10) and they currently find homes with corporate collections, private ownership, and galleries around the world.

As I mentioned before, Emilia was kind enough to answer some questions that I had for her. My first question covered the basics –where are you from and what do you do?

Emilia: Well, I am originally from Poland /Europe, but I currently reside in New Jersey/US. Presently I collaborate with designers and work as an Abstract artist.

And, How would you describe your art?
Emilia: My work is about forms, texture, composition, color and emotions. It's free of literal meaning.

I am primarily focused on expressing the qualities, and texture of the painting's surface.I wish to liberate myself from any form and coping reality and nature in my art. I don't want to show the real objects, I want to use the colors and forms freely. I express a wide spectrum of emotions in my abstract art such as despair, ecstasy, resignation and many others.

So have you been formally trained in your art?

Emilia: I have graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Europe in 1998 and I have also completed a one year course in design.

I found your shop while "pouncing" one day through the new shops. How did you discover Etsy and what do you think of it so far?

Emilia: Hmmm… I can't say a lot about Etsy. This is a new experience.

And finally, what (if you can choose just one) is your favorite piece that you have listed in your shop and why?

Emilia: I love any my paintings, because they include my heart, soul and of course my personality.

Emilia’s shop is so lovely and I personally think my walls would look much richer with one of her works hanging on them. As she mentioned this abstract art is about emotion and personality, and I’m constantly checking back (and still kicking myself for not checking out faster with that first painting!) to find the right piece for my home. What I really love about this shop as well is that this is beautiful AND affordable art. What a wonderful thing to have a real painting hanging above your mantel or greeting you in the morning as it hangs over your headboard.

Here is a small sampling of some of her beautiful paintings that, perhaps, would like to make a home inside your home!
Title: Diary of Autumn
Size: 36” x 24” x 0.75”(deep)
Cost: $150.00
Gallery Price: $750.00
Comments: No need to frame – just hang and enjoy! The finish is protected with a final varnish coat.
Title: The System (XXL)
Size: 48” x 36” x 1.75”(deep)
Cost: $650.00
Gallery Price: $3,000.00
Comments: No need to frame – just hang and enjoy! The finish is protected with a final varnish coat.
Title: Illusion
Size: 30” x 15”x0.75”
Cost: $50.00
Comment: Nice soft textures. No need to frame – just hang and enjoy! The finish is protected with a final varnish coat.

If you are an art fan, this is a shop for you to heart. Please feel free to leave a comment below letting us know which piece you most enjoy! Also, because I know you are curious, click HERE to see the painting I, unfortunately, missed out on! Don’t forget…if you love something – check out right away!


  1. I think my favorite piece is The System because
    I love the colors. All of the work is very nice.

  2. Absolutely stunning works of art...I can easily get lost in these pieces.

  3. I'm digging the newest piece called, "The Collaboration"!! Lovely colours and combination of textures! Make sure to check it out!

  4. Thank you for all nice comments!. " This is my new collection well balanced colors with a lot textures and I hope that everyone will find something for yourself. EK