Though Krystyna Spisak-Madejczyk began her career in fine arts as a sculptor, her artistic spirit has taken her worlds beyond just that medium.
Not only has she matured, seen and experienced more of the world since her original training, but she's gained interest in different mediums in textures.
That includes paintings, photography, mixed-media canvases, and alloy and digital displays.
Spisak-Madejczyk, originally from Poland, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in that country. Since 1981, she has lived in worked in the United States, curating an art gallery in New York City until about 10 years ago when she moved to Flagler County. Now, the artist — who is an active member of the Flagler County Art League — has opened up her own small exhibit space in Bunnell.
The gallery, called Blue, is located within the Marvin's Garden complex at 4601 E. Moody Blvd., in Bunnell, and just had its first opening on April 22.
For now, Spisak-Madejczyk's contemporary, somewhat abstract works, fill the walls but the artist plans to open the gallery with new showings every fourth Saturday of the month featuring different artists.
Spisak-Madejczyk's own pieces are prolific.
"I have probably hundreds of works, and thousands of photographs," Spisak-Madejczyk said in a recent interview with the Palm Coast Observer.
But as a former curator, one of the reasons she took over the space in the complex in Bunnell is the hope to give other local artists exposure.
Admittedly, she realizes the space she's taken over is not a very visible one but holds hopes that word of the quality of modern art she is showcasing will draw notice.
"I think that the people who know art will hopefully come in and see a good, professional execution," she said.