Two Herons
Two Herons

Painted driftwood on painted canvas. 36x36cm

Wolf
Wolf

Driftwood carving, L23xH10xW15xm £65

Bear
Bear

Drift wood carving and mount on wooden base. L20cm (8''), H10cm (4''), W15.5cm (6'') £65

Wild Cat
Wild Cat

Driftwood carving 8x5cm (3.5x2'') on wooden base £45

Carvings as illustrations
Carvings as illustrations

Carvings to illustrate a short children's story The Four-Legged Starfish. Maple wood panels, carved and painted with acrylics. 6inch (16cm) perimeter.

Horse head_W
Horse head_W

A carving made from a piece of driftwood. Dimensions 6.5inch (16cm) x 1.2inch (3.5cm)

Ghost Catcher
Ghost Catcher

A ghost catcher snake carved out from a found twig and painted with acrylics. Length 9.5 inch (24cm), thickness 0.5inch (1.5cm).

Paths
Paths

It's intended to be an object of contemplation that has different aspects and nuances from different angles. It can represent the paths of travel across, or up and down, through a period of exploration. It is deliberately not fixed to the base so it can change positions and can be carried. Driftwood carving L7xH7x1.5cm (3x3x0.6'') on wooden base £50

Carving made from a found hardwood driftwood and painted with acrylics. Dimensions 4.4x4.9inch (11x12cm).

The Whale
The Whale

Driftwood carving on painted canvas and carved and painted frame. L27xH15.5xW2cm

Carvings

Transmutation  

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Dark Series

This series of 4 paintings explores the theme of the human transformation, of change.

 

 The fire energy makes one burn through self destructive behaviour patterns to crash and fall/sink, deep inside, where it is possible to shed some emotional burdens in order to come out lighter, to re-cover and re-new. Or not.

 

The paintings in this series together form a coherent whole depicting different stages of this intimate process. They can also stand on their own and be experienced as one at a time for each stage.

Travels

Here are paintings inspired by my trips to Dorset and Peak District.

Ablaze
Lucia Babjakova art, Striding, 30x30cm, acrylics on canvas
A Shaft
Big Trees Love Graveyards, acrylics on canvas, Lucia Babjakova art
Ancestors
The Door

5 Primal Animals series (in progress)

Crane
Tiger
Monkey

The 5 Primal Animals series is originally inspired by the traditional

Chinese QiGong practice that is based on the characteristics, spirit and movement of 5 animals that are Crane, Tiger, Bear, Deer and Monkey. Each animal explores different qualities and our approach to life.

Room 101

Elegy
The Offering
Trinity
Lost and Found
Fallen
Strange Fruit
Hide, painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Abandoned. Figurative abstract painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Lies the Shadow. Stylised figurative painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Winds of Change. Abstract painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Giant Steps. Abstract painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.

Brighton and around

Brighton Neighbour. A black cat on a white background next to a green plant. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Diamonds. A view of the sea from the promenade standing by the railings. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Two Flags. Two golf flags on Hove pitch and putt with beach huts and the sea in view. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
West. West pier in the storm. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Truth or Dare. A night scene from Kemp town showing a bright lit shopwindow, traffic signs and a car.
Dark Room. An evening scene of a tree in front of a window lit red and green. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
First Home. A bus sign viewed from a window with a white wall and roses. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Park Light. A lamp lighting up the trees in Vale Park in Portslade. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
Only. A ferris wheel that once was in Brighton. a
Night Watch. A swan with a signet on a pond at night under the full moon. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
East. A night view of Brighton pier.

Animals

The Big Chicken. An angry rooster running. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on paper.
Rat.
Sleepig fox. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on paper.
Lex. A portrait of a staffordshire terrier.

Places

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Watchers.
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Roots. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.
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Four Corners. A painting by Lucia Babjakova, acrylics on canvas.

About

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Born in the former Czechoslovakia, I am now living and painting in Brighton. I studied Aesthetics at Masaryk University and gained my MA in 2010 with a thesis on Francis Bacon. I have exhibited around Europe including Prague, Florence, Barcelona and London.

I am a migrant from another place, born and raised under communism. Now I live and paint in Sussex and feel the freedoms that are everywhere - not just society but also in nature - the sea skies, the seascapes, the hard rock and soft rock, the uplands and downlands, crowded woodlands and empty marshes - it all speaks to me of a freedom to cleave to. 

It taught me how the gloom of oppression is absorbed and reflected in the world around us. And so is liberty to be found in out trees and water lands; we must cherish it so we don't lose it.

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