Shibata Castle – 11″ x 14″, Oil on Board
Dominik Modlinski moved to Canada from Poland at the age of 17. He graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Art in 1993. Dominik developed a love for the Canadian wilderness while studying landscape painters like the Group of Seven. For him, a painting doesn’t just tell a story, it tells of adventure. Therefore, the journey is just as important as the destination. The ever-changing rugged landscapes and four seasons of Canada offer limitless inspiration for this mountain-man and plein-air painter. Because of this Dominik travels for weeks at a time, immersing himself in isolated areas to capture landscapes seldom seen in vivid oil paint.
His travels have taken him all over the globe. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Dominik has been on countless extreme painting expeditions where untouched wilderness remains. As we witness its destruction, Dominik aims to capture the beauty of this planet that needs to be preserved. Above all, Dominik is connected to the natural worlds that he is surrounded by.
Modlinski is known for his bold and intense palette that interprets the dramatic impression of a landscape. Oil paint offers such a rich, lustrous color which is perfect for Dominik’s style. His paintings have such an opulent and energetic nature that make them larger than life.
Follow Dominik from your television on “Changing Landscapes”, a series that captures his journey. This show is currently running on Shaw TV. Witness this great artist paint his way across Vancouver Island, Peru, Bolivia, Sri Lanka and Gauemala.
Shibata Castle by Dominik Modlinski is available for purchase. Please ask us where!