Paulina Tokarski is a self-taught artist originally from central Poland, who immigrated to Canada in 1988. After college, starting a family, and building two successful businesses, she moved from the west coast of British Columbia to the mountains with her family in 2017. Settling in Invermere, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Paulina found that the outdoors became an integral part of her life, inspiring her art in profound ways.

Paulina’s journey as an artist began in her teenage years. She spent years exploring acrylic on canvas and wood, later adding acrylic inks and experimenting with mixed media. She is most fascinated by working with alcohol inks on aluminium composite , and wood panels.

Paulina has been featured on CBC radio and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions. Her work has been purchased by collectors in Canada and internationally.

Nature has been Paulina’s greatest muse. She draws her inspiration from its beauty in all its shapes, textures and colors. She is an avid hiker, mountain climber, skier and has traveled extensively around the world. Being in the backcountry, feeling the power of the ocean, or simply taking in the beauty of her environment allows her to engage in a creative practice of exploration and renewal. Paulina’s art reflects her surroundings in raw and abstract forms and the place that exists within her creative mind; a place she can escape to and be lost within.