Katarzyna Popinska was born and also now lives in the beautiful historic city of Wroclaw, Poland. She qualified as a teacher and spent her early years teaching in schools. Painting has been her passion ever since childhood, and she has always had a need for creativity and developed this over time in painting in oils. Over the past 15 years she has devoted her time to oil painting and developed her unique style and her most loved subjects are architecture, landscapes, figures, portraits and historical subjects.
Over the last 10 years she has formed her own painting workshop ‘Pracowni Kasi’ in the famous Jaś and Małgosia houses (Hansel and Gretel House) which is located in the historic market square of Wroclaw. Many past students have won prestigious awards in painting competitions. From 2010 she has organised various international plein-air painting workshop throughout the beautiful area of Dolny Slask.
She has held many painting exhibitions nationally including both in Wroclaw and Warsaw in many educational and cultural institutions and art galleries. She is also the vice president of the institute of artists for the History Museum of the Polish People's Movement in Warsaw. Her paintings can be found in museums and various institutes and also on book covers and albums. She has also received many awards and distinctions.
Her workshop caters for all levels from beginners to well established and experienced artists It is important for her to have time to give individual attention to each member of the group, how to draw, mix colours etc. and for that she has another artist who will assist her throughout the workshop.