Beata Rodee - I am a self-taught artist, living and working in Chicago, Illinois – United States. My paintings are in private collections in the United States and Europe. I believe that art is always a reference of something… For me, my work is an artistic allusion, and the work is supposed to draw its meaning from a political or social reality. My work is planned, and I am always thinking how the color combinations, tones, and shapes will play one another. I also think of how they will affect viewers. I start each work with an idea, vision, and then a sketch of the future painting. Abstract for me is the ideal medium for shearing the essence of nature, the power of dreams and emotions. I hope you will enjoy my art.