Oil on canvas
24 X 30
Born in Poland, Marek Zoltak considers painting a passion. As far back as he can remember, he has always been drawing. In Cracow, where he studied architecture (master obtained in 1976), he developed a deep interest in palette knife. This technique is predominant in his creativity for many, many years. For him, color and light are the essential parts of painting. In 1978, he completed a major commission for Saint Mary’s College in Orchard Lake, Michigan, the theme of which was MILLENNIUM OF THE POLISH CHURCH (an oil on canvas mural measuring 8 x 16 feet, requested by Archbishop of Philadelphia, Cardinal Josef Krol). He participated in several exhibitions in Poland (1972-1981). He has presented his works several times in Art Galleries (Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Chicago,) in the CBC building (Maison de Radio-Canada) in Montreal, in Montreal Casino and in several prestigious golf courses. Within his works, architectural influence is always present however, the discipline of forms and global impression which the artist places on (his) environment are much more delicate and subtle. He is equally adept in both oil and watercolors.