BRIKS Biography

She was born in 1957 in Wroclaw, Poland and grew up in New York where she graduated from the School of Art and Design in 1975. After graduation, she studied figurative painting and drawing at the Art Student’s League of New York. For the next six years, she worked as a freelance illustrator and art teacher in Los Angeles and then in Florence, Italy. She continued her studies at the Academy of Art in Sienna, Italy which gave her the technical and classical training that enabled her to begin exhibiting her work in Paris, Italy, and England. She returned to the United States  in 1986.

Conveying rich colors and textures, her painting style gently blends strong knowledge of figure painting with classical impressionism. Briks strives to create paintings that evoke emotion and atmosphere, such that the viewer is drawn into the beauty and mood captured by the painting.