Domink Modlinski was born in 1970 in Warsaw, Poland. From an early age he studied printmaking and later attended the School for Artistic Crafts and Design in Warsaw. In 1987 he immigrated to Canada and studied Fine Arts at Ontario College of Art in Toronto, where he graduated with honours.
Dominik’s painting journeys are a wilderness experience based upon weeks of traveling rugged and barren lands to capture in plein air style the majesty of nature. At the heart of his travels is a quest to discover and depict the inherent balance and truthfulness found in nature. Dominik enjoys the physical challenge of painting in such remote location entails. It’s also an opportunity to visually celebrate a unique ecosystem. For this artist, celebration of Nature is really at the heart of his work. Dominik’s northern travels have inspired him to explore further and visit many of earth last remaining wilderness areas. Some of the most extreme painting expeditions took him across continents and hemispheres such as Antarctica, High Arctic, Greenland, Patagonia, into the wilds of Namibia, South Africa, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. As we witness disappearance of wilderness around the globe, Modlinski’s quest is to portray a need to preserve the beauty of our planet and inspire people to do so through his paintings, photographs, stories and videos.
His other passion is martial arts which studied for 35 years and currently holds 6th degree black belt in Karate.
Dominik currently he lives and paints in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island.