About

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Martin Lukas Ostachowski in his art studio

Hello and Welcome to ArtbyMLO. My name is Martin Lukas Ostachowski and I’m a self-taught artist in my early thirties. I currently live and work in Sherbrooke, Quebec in Canada. At the end of 2014, when I started this blog, I set myself the target to have my first solo exhibition. I invite you to join me on this journey.

In A Nutshell

I was born in Poland and grew up and studied in Germany, where I worked for more than 12 years in graphic design and marketing. In 2012 I fell in love with Canada’s open landscapes and untouched wilderness, and have lived here since then. My main source of inspiration is nature and travel; I have a passion for exploring and discovering cultures and countries. I love minimalist art, design and geometric abstraction and I admire painters like Mark Rothko and Jack Bush.

Though art is a life-long passion of mine, I am at a fairly early stage of developing my style and my visual voice. I work mostly with acrylics on canvas and paper, am currently experimenting with lines and geometric shapes, paper-weaving and paper-cutting, and I prefer large spatulas over brushes.

What to Expect

I blog about my progress, inspiration, new milestones and new paintings.

You will find useful tips and tricks for aspiring and emerging artists, as I share the methods and techniques which have helped me the most to promote my art blog and grow my audience.