Joanna Zjawinska

Nonchalance is Dead
Nonchalance is Dead
30x28
Sensations
Sensations
27x37.7
A solitude of strength
A Solitude of Strength*
48x48
Tulips by Joanna Zjawinska
Tulips
26x26
Private Dancer
Private Dancer
48x36
Alice in Wonderland by Joanna Zjawinska
Alice in Wonderland
40x42
I'd Rather Be Rich & Sexy Than Poor & Sexy
I'd Rather Be Rich & Sexy Than Poor & Sexy
48x34
I Was Lost Before You Came
I Was Lost Before You Came
33x41
You Don't Know Her Husband Henry
You Don't Know Her Husband Henry
60x50
Place Vendome
Place Vendome*
54x72
The Magician
The Magician
27.5x35
Men are like Japanese lanterns,just hanging  there
Men are Like Japanese Lanterns, Just Hanging There*
34x50
trying to remember what my daddy said!
Trying to Remember What my Daddy Said!*
56x68
It Took at Least a year or Two for My Wife ane me to Be That Unvarnished
It Took at Least a year or Two for My Wife ane me to Be That Unvarnished
32x42
A Simple Kindness Here
A Simple Kindness Here*
54x60
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
24x36
Moulin Rouge Suite
Moulin Rouge Suite
30x22
Still No One Had Any Idea What That "Something" Between Them Was
Still No One Had Any Idea What That "Something" Between Them Was
34x45
Amethyst Geode II Impact Fragment
Amethyst Geode II Impact Fragment
20x18 diameter
Masquerade
Masquerade
30x36
Orchids by Joanna Zjawinska
Orchids
24x30
Little Blue Vase
24x30
Venice
Venice
27x36
He Will Never Cry Again
He Will Never Cry Again
50x38
Don't You Come Messing With My World by Joanna Zjawinska
Don't You Come Messing With My World
50x36
Peonies by Joanna Zjawinska
Peonies
22x25
My husband,my lover and his friend
My Husband, my Lover and his Friend*
56x48
My Brilliant Career
My Brilliant Career
26.5x34
Patience Was Never My Middle Name
Patience Was Never My Middle Name
44x46
Joanna Zjawinska

Joanna Zjawinska was born in Poland where she began to paint at the early age of six. She earned her B.A. degree in 1972 from the School of Architecture in Warsaw. To follow her own dream of being an artist, Joanna then studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts where she perfected her unique style of oil and watercolor painting. In 1978 she was awarded a masters degree in Graphic Design with honors in painting from the academy which is one of the most prestigious school in Europe. In 1979 Joanna came to San Francisco with her husband, Mark, and daughter, Sonia, and formally launched her career.

Joanna’s paintings transport us to worlds of fantasy and elegance in images that explore complex, passionate relationships. Inspired by artists such as Vermeer, Degas and Sargent, Joanna expresses her passion for life, her family, her homeland and her adopted home. Her world is feminine and seductive.

Where her early paintings were filled with beautiful and chic people, theatrical scenery and voyeurism, her current work tells a simpler story. Still influenced by cinema, fashion and music, Zjawinska strives to create beauty in face and form, in landscape or abstract setting, and this theme remains integral to her work. She relies on strong composition and a deeper palette to create visions of mysterious women who seek and reveal passion.

Joanna’s paintings are housed in many prestigious private and public collections including the National Museum in Torun, Poland; the Polish Institute of New York; Guerlain Perfumes, Paris; Elizabeth Arden, San Francisco; Nordstrom, Inc., Seattle; Warner/Vanderbilt, New York; and the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. She has exhibited in numerous galleries both international and national. In 2001 she had a retrospective show "The sweet taste of freedom" in famous Napa Valley winery of Robert Mondavi and in 2003 her show "A handsome husband is better than a mink coat" was at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco.

Ms. Zjawinska has received renown for her rich, expressive oils and watercolors as well as for her outstanding collections of limited edition serigraphs.