Who Am I?
I'm Aga. A free spirit, a self-thought artist, a painter of imagined
worlds (my favorite media are acrylics and watercolors). But before I
started this imaginative adventure, I was a scientist for many years –
researching new medicines to help people improve their lives. When
working at a university, I also was teaching students. Because I’ve
always had a…
Passion for Teaching
been a university tutor, one could say I am an experienced teacher. But
that’s not really how I identify myself – I’ve just always loved to
share my skills and knowledge with others… and was trained how to make
complicated things easy to understand. Seeing others make progress
brings me joy! It’s rewarding to inspire, to motivate… and people tell
me my passion’s contagious. Plus I know what it’s like to enjoy
learning, because I’ve always been an…
Explorer at Heart
a child, and then as a teenager, I was an avid painter-drawer. But my
real love was the natural world: discovering new things. I knew one day
I’d become a biologist. And so I did – after completing my biology
studies, then, a doctoral degree, I worked for many years in cancer
research, and later exploring nature to discover new, better medicines.
My work took me many places, from the mundane to the unforgettably
charming. And for a while, I loved it.
But things change… As the
years passed, I suddenly found myself stuck in a same-old-routine
corporate position. I realized I wasn’t leading the life I’d imagined so
long ago, and longed for the happy, beautiful freedom I once enjoyed.
There was nothing creative left in my job and I started to feel an
irresistible need to express myself - through art, music (I play
In the summer of 2014, I decided to
change my life and follow a new dream - to let my imagination run wild
again. I began rediscovering my long-forgotten art skills and the
passion that once fueled them. It was like waking up from a long sleep:
everything came flooding back as my eyes and mind re-tuned in to the
beauty of the world around me.
I’ve come full circle: back to the love of creating and imagining. I’ve
tried many different media: painting in acrylics, with oils,
experimenting with watercolors, even creating digital artworks and
pattern design in Photoshop, designing my first website and online art
boutique, and a lot more.
creative quest has taught me a ton and I’ve experienced all kinds of
joyful moments, alongside some challenges and frustrations to balance