A first introduction to Poland was made by NPP August 2003, visiting Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Posnan, Sopot and Gdansk. Among the highlights was a trip to Gdansk Shipyard, origins of Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement in the 1980’s.
NPP stumbled across Anete Szylak who was curating a performance art happening within the shipyard that evening. The highlight was a 9 hole round of golf by Canadian performance artist John G. Boehme.
NPP’s first Polish painting was My First Trip Through Poland? Yeah! which featured on the cover of the Autumn 2003 edition of Hotele, a business guide to Polish hotels produced by http://www.biznespolska.pl/
My First Trip Through Poland? Yeah!
Istanbul 2003 acrylic on canvas 140cm x 100cm
Hotele guide front cover...
Istanbul 2003 acrylic on canvas 78cm x 150cm
Krakow Buggies Ready To Go
Istanbul 2003 acrylic on canvas 70cm x 100cm
Warsaw Russian Market
Istanbul 2003 acrylic on canvas 70cm x 70cm
Party at the Polish Palace
Istanbul 2004 acrylic on canvas 44cm x 210cm
John Boehme playing golf inside Gdansk Shipyard