I am a Polish born artist living in California since the year 2000. I started painting when I was 23 years old, initially under a guidance of a professional artist who introduced me to the techniques of the XVII century Dutch masters. In the past art was my sideline passion and I never considered developing an art career. It changed since I moved to California. When my younger child went to kindergarten I started my art business and became a member of several art organizations. Captivated by the California beautiful nature my favorite topic is landscape, mainly seascape. I also enjoy still life and floral paintings in which I can use my experience from the studies of the XVII century style.
I am a member of Allied Artist Association of San Diego, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and South Bayfront Artists. I am also a President of the Chula Vista Art Guild (2016 -2018) and an Associate member of the California Art Club. In 2011 I served on the board of the Chula Vista Cultural Arts Commission. I won many awards and participated in several art exhibitions, local and national. I live in Chula Vista, CA. More information about me can be found on my website www.katarzynalappin.com .