Portfolio of Artwork by Andrew Kolasinski

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 My paintings are most often executed  in acrylic or watercolours. I find inspiration in nature, and in the evolution of culture. My three dimensional works are usually influenced by the monuments of ancient civilizations.

I'm always looking to make my next dramatic, creative breakthrough, and strive always to maintain an original approach.

In the 1980s I exhibited in the Ottawa area. More recently my work has shown and sold in Kelowna, Victoria,  and Nanaimo B.C. 

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Autumn Leaves Wind Storm. Pastels, 13.5 x 15.5", 2016.

Pastel by Andrew Kolasinski

Campfire at Bamfield. Pastels, 12.5 x 17", 2004.

Digital Photo Art by Andrew Kolasinski

Fabia & Wadi. Digital Image, 12.3 x 10.8", 2009.

expressionist artwork by Andrew Kolasinski

Self Portrait. Mixed Media, 8 x 12", 1978.

landscape painting by Andrew Kolasinski

Autumn Fields at Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario. Tempura on Board, 10 x 16', 1980.

Landscape painting in acrylic by Andrew Kolasinski

Prairie Girl. Acrylic on Panel, 33 x 22", 1982.

Painting by Andrew Kolasinski, in collection of Nippon Cable  Co.

Junkyard at Koloka. Acrylic on Panel, 30" x 40", 1979.

acrylic painting by Andrew Kolasinski

Orchard House Kitchen. Acrylic on Wood Panel, 40" x 30", 1980.

oil painting by Andrew Kolasinski, in collection of Nippon Cable Co.

Cabin 39, Koloka, Okanagan. Oil on Panel, 36" x 24", 1980.

Tough Chicks at the Chaud, Chaudiere Golf and Country Club, Aylmer, Quebec, Acrylic on Panel, 12" x 8", 1979.

Reef scene in oil pastel by Andrew Kolasinski

Reef Life. Pastel,  36" x 24", 1999.

 Andrew Kolasinski Acrylic Painting of Spawning Salmon

Spawning Sockeye Salmon. Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 36", 2000.

Jasper National Park scene by Andrew Kolasinski

Outside of Jasper, Alberta. Watercolour, 3" x 4", 1989.

Sculpture by Andrew Kolasinski

After Dolmen, Granite, Plaster, Wood, Watercolour, 6" height, 2002

 

Construction/installation in rock and tile by Andrew Kolasinski

Civilization, Installation: Rocks, Concrete Tiles, Gravel, Mortar, 1993.

 

Illuminated manuscript by Andrew Kolasinski

Delusional Chronicle. Illuminated Manuscript, Mixed Media, 18" x 12.5", 2003.

Multi-layer, multi-media cathederal painting by Andrew Kolasinski

Cathedral. Mixed Media, 48" x 36", 2003.

Charcoal figure by Andrew Kolasinski   Seated Figure. Charcoal, 2001.

 

Art Exhibitions

bullet 12 Visions, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, B.C., 2003.
bullet Proxemic Explorations, Installations, Nanaimo Art Gallery, 2002.
bullet Nautical Drawings, Malaspina Theatre Building, Nanaimo, B.C., 2002.
bullet Cavities Exhibit, Victoria, 2001.
bullet The Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna, B.C., 1997.
bullet Glenwood Gallery, Kelowna, B.C., 1996.
bullet Loomis and Tooles Graphic Arts International Exhibit, Ottawa, 1985.
bullet A Source of Art - Ottawa, Bell Canada Building Exhibit, 1983.
bullet A Source of Art - Autumn Show, Ottawa, 1982.
bullet Atelier Lise Girard - Ottawa, 1981.
bullet Ottawa Festival of the Arts, 1980.
bullet Aylmer Art Council - Spring Exhibit, Aylmer PQ, 1980.
bullet POW Ottawa Youth Culture Festival, 1980.

Born in the Hague, Andrew travelled to Canada in the lugguage rack of a DC 7 as a small child. Ever since he has felt at home anywhere. After several extended vacations Andrew Kolasinski moved to Vancouver Island in 1987, and has published the tabloid magazine, Island Angler and related fishing guidebooks since 1989. In addition he contributes freelance articles about travel and other topics to a wide range of publications on Vancouver Island, in Canada, the U.S.A., and abroad. When he is not writing or fishing, he is roaming the world with his sketchbook and camera. Andrew’s email: kolapub@yahoo.ca

 

RÉSUMÉ of Andrew Kolasinski

30 Acacia Ave., Nanaimo, B.C., CANADA, V9R 3L4 (250) 753-2227

E-mail: kolapub@yahoo.ca

WEB Writing Portfolio: < http://www.islandangler.net/writing.htm >


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), Nanaimo, BC - 2004 Bachelor's Degree with Distinction: Creative Writing and Visual Arts.

Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technologies, Ottawa - 1981-84 - Studies in Media Specialist program (non-fiction writing, English, media relations and publicity, commercial art).

Ontario Career Action Program (Algonquin College) - 1982 - Typography and graphic art.

ADDITIONAL STUDIES - University of Victoria (creative writing), Canadian University Press workshops (news and feature writing, editing and design), Carleton University (anthropology), Academy of Learning (web page design), Canadian Small Business Seminars (small business management), Ottawa School of Art (life drawing, lithographic printing), Nanaimo Recreation (Spanish Language).

WORK HISTORY

1989 - present - publisher/editor Kola Publishing/Island Angler (sport fishing magazine, related books, and other consumer magazines).

1988 - Desktop Publishing Ltd., Victoria, B.C. - desktop publisher, designer, writer/editor.

1987 - Victoria Star - writer, graphic designer.

1985-87 - Kanata Standard, Kanata, Ontario - production manager, columnist.

1984-85 - Capital Handbook, Ottawa - editor and designer.

1981-84 - Impact, Algonquin College Student Newspaper - managing editor.

FREELANCE CONTRIBUTIONS 

Peruthisweek.com, Hunter Publishing (Guidebook  to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru), Honestblue.com, Tropical Magazine, Westcoaster.ca, The Costa Rican News.com, Costa Rican Views, Living In Peru, The Peru Guide.  The Beacon of Washington DC,GoWorldTravel.com, Mahalo.com, GoNOMAD.com, citizen.trekshare.com, Acreage Life Magazine, Back Home Magazine, Canadian Wall and Ceiling Journal, The Trowel Magazine, Western Filmmaker, Ottawa Review (of Arts), Ottawa NewsWest, Kanata Standard, A Source of Art, Victoria Star, Home Handyman News, On the Waterfront Magazine. I also have written for businesses, governments, artists and exhibitors.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS – A versatile writer, editor, page designer and graphic artist. Proficient in PC software, and familiar with MAC environment: QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Coreldraw, Pagemaker, Ventura, HTML coding, search engine optimization, Windows Frontpage, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. I am an active and exhibiting visual artist. Fluent in the Polish language. On-going studies of French and Spanish languages.

AWARDS - Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism, Malaspina University-College, 2004.

Arts Club Award for Advanced 3-Dimensional Design, Malaspina University-College, 2003.

Outstanding Achievement - Visual Art History, Malaspina University-College, 2000.

Honorable Mention, Loomis and Tooles Graphic Arts International Exhibition, Ottawa, 1985.

Outstanding Contribution, Algonquin College Student Newspaper, Ottawa, 1984.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS - Heart and Stroke Foundation – Fundraiser, 1976.

A Source of Art (Ottawa) – Publicity Director, Magazine Editor, 1984-86.

Vancouver Island Contemporary Arts Society – Vice-President Publicity, Newsletter Editor, 1989-90.

Canadian Federal Election 2004 – Candidate’s Official Agent in Nanaimo-Cowichan, 2004.

Terry Fox Foundation 2008 – Advertising Graphic Designer, 2008.

 

TRAVEL GUIDE BOOKS BY ANDREW KOLASINSKI

Guide to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru

E-book by Andrew Kolasinski from Hunter Publications. Includes history, culture, attractions, resources of Peru, lots of photos, plus area and city maps.

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COMPLETE VANCOUVER ISLAND TOURIST GUIDE

Printed 256 page book by Andrew Kolasinski. Includes Victoria, Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands, and North Island. Includes 25 Area and City MAPS.

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The Best of Peru

E-book by Andrew Kolasinski from Hunter Publications. Includes traveler's resources, restaurants, accommodation, Peru's history, culture, attractions, lots of photos, plus area and city maps.

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Andrew Kolasinski

Andrew Kolasinski searches the world for unique sights and experiences.

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