About EK Photo & Art Gallery

Eva Kondzialkiewicz, artist, photographer.

Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1978. I grew up surrounded by much historic architechture and inspiring art galleries. I now reside in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. These days the things that inspire me are the natural wonders of the West Coast, love and music. I have a background in graphics and web design but can’t help going back to the classics of oil painging and the magic of photography.

Though my first love is drawing, works of the masters keep pulling me in and inevitably turning me into an oil painter. Still, the instant gratification of a great photograph is what keeps me coming back to this amazing medium of capturing life just the way I see it. The expression of art is a release that inspires and keeps me going.

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  1. Amazing work! I look forward to seeing more!

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  2. Hi Eva, thanks so much for stopping by my blog http://moreimagesfromme.wordpress.com and for the likes, they are appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have a chance, please take a look at my main blog http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com and let me know your thoughts :)..you have some lovely work here Eva, you certainly have a great talent for Oil Painting, I hope to see more as time goes by, thanks again Mark

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    • Hey Mark, it’s good to hear your feedback! I specially enjoyed your construction guy but also enjoyed your black & whites. You do great people shots! Thanks for your comment. Stay in touch.

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  3. Thank you for introducing me to your work by visiting my site! I love it, and also love seeing the beauty of Vancouver and environs – I’m from Seattle originally and miss it.

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    • Thank you for the feedback! Yes, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland have a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. I’m lucky and very grateful to be here.

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  4. Hello Eva – I saw that you stopped-by my blog…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. You have some beautiful work…welcome to our blogging world. Scott

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    • Hi Scott, thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice message. I’ll be stopping by your blog again and I hope you stop by mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. hi, eva! dzieล„ dobry! jak jesteล›? bardzo dobrze, mam nadziejฤ™?
    no, im not polish, but i have many polish friends and they taught me a few words of your language! really good to hear your in vancouver…thats where im heading in a few months time! i was born in the uk, moved to ontario and stayed there for a few years, but then moved back to the uk for work. cant wait to get back to canada…i really miss it, but this time, its gonna be BC…i got fed up of the freezing weather in ontario! many thanks for looking at my blog! perhaps we may be able to share a drink or two in vancouver or perhaps chat about photography?

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    • Wow, I’m very impressed with your ability not only to speak all those words in Polish, but also write them! Thank you for taking the time to stop by, read my bio and leave this message ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never been to the UK but I’d love to go. BC is amazing! You will definately enjoy it here. Stay in touch!

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      • hi again, eva! yes, my polish is very bad…
        dobry rano! poznajฤ™ bardzo maล‚y jฤ™zyk polski! Bardzo maล‚y! ..ive got no excuses really, as i have lots of polish friends, but i need to practice more! ive been in the uk for just over 2 yrs on work placement which runs out this june. the uk is very different…you will know that if you came from poland originally…europe has its own unique way of life…and of course, its own problems! i’ll be hopefully staying in burnaby, but my first priority will be getting a job! im into quality assurance (!)..pls feel free to pass my name to your network if you dont mind! cheers…or should i say “Widzฤ… was”…!

      • For sure, I’ll let you know if I here of anything fitting. Good luck!

  6. Thanks for the follow…look forward to seeing more. Cheers.

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  7. Thanks for following my blog…I visited your blog, its awesome, love your pics, Happy to hear that you do oil-painting, Saw your post regarding oil painting its nice. I am interested in such things, but i am very bad in drawings lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. There’s nothing quite so inviting as sharing an artist’s vision of the world around them, and whether it is a painting, a drawing, a photograph, or a beautifully crafted paragraph, the response they evoke in the observer or admirer is the gift the artist bestows.

    Your artistry is very inviting to view, and your vision of the world seems quite beautiful. I suspect at the heart of all your work is another beauty that dwells within you, which you release in such stunning images and works of art.

    Your kind acknowledgement of my blog is also a gift, and I am glad you found it….John H.

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    • John,
      I am trully moved by your beautifully constructed words. Thank you for this opportunity to converse with you. Your blog is full of beauty and wisdom and I am honored and grateful that you took the time to complement my work. I look forward to your future posts and please, stay in touch.
      Eva

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  9. Your photos of flowers are especially beautiful. Thanks for stopping by at my blog, Louisa May Alcott is My Passion.

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  10. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your work is gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing more of both your photos and your paintings.

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  11. Thank you for having a look at my blog! Your work is beautiful! I am definitely following you from now on!

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  12. Ginny

     /  May 12, 2012

    Hi Eva! Thank you for visiting my new little blog, it is nice to see that somebody is reading it! Your photographs are beautiful.

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  13. Thank you for liking my recent art post and linking me to your beautiful photography and paintings. Beautiful work! I’m now a fan. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. John Greco

     /  May 17, 2012

    Eva,

    Thanks for stopping by at WATCHING SHADOWS ON THE WALL, it’s always great to have the acknowledgement. Your photos and paintings are beautiful.

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  15. Thanks for stopping by. I’m new to blogging so very much appreciate your “like.” I used to live in Vancouver so I enjoy looking at your images all the more. Keep it up!

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  16. Shirsha

     /  May 22, 2012

    Hi Eva, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. You can read further details at : http://technikolordreamer.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/the-one-lovely-blog-award/

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  17. Hi Eva! Cool blog! Thanks for visiting by blog and ‘liking’ my photo. I appreciate the feedback;)

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  18. Hi Eva! Thank you for visiting my blog. You already have a gallery here. I’m happy to see people sharing and expressing themselves through the pictures they took. I also admire your paintings. Keep it up!

    Oats

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  19. rosesandtomatoes

     /  May 29, 2012

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am truly honored that you like the post and the photos. I will most definitely follow your blog to get inspiration for my budding photography endeavors.

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    • You are so welcome. I really enjoy seeing other photographers’/artists’ work. It inspires me all the time as well. Thank you for the kind comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Hi Eva – I just want to let you know that I love your site and your photography. I enjoy your beautiful images! I forgot to let you know, but last week I passed the Readership Appreciation Award along to you. Please feel no pressure to do anything with it, unless you’d like to, but just know that youโ€™re appreciated! http://anaturemom.com/2012/05/26/readership-appreciation-award-thank-you/

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  21. Thanks for liking my post. It’s always good to know when real photographers appreciate my post.

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  22. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger and Sunshine Awards!

    Rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
    Thank the person who gave you this award.
    Include a link to their blog.
    Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
    Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award – you might include a link to this site.
    Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

    Rules for the Sunshine Award:

    Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
    Answer the questions that come with it.
    Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.

    Questions:

    Favorite Color
    Favorite Animal
    Favorite number
    Favorite Non-alcoholic drink
    Facebook or Twitter
    My Passion
    Prefer getting or giving presents
    Favorite pattern
    Favorite Day of the Week
    Favorite Flower

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  23. PaintedByTheSun

     /  June 2, 2012

    Hello Eva, I have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award.
    http://carolanns66.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/reader-appreciation-award/

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  24. EK, this blog is spectacular! Thanks for letting me know you visited so I could discover your work and yet another happy place to get inspired : )

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  25. Butterfly of Happiness

     /  June 9, 2012

    Thanks for visiting my blog! By doing that you have inspired me with your beautiful work. Keep it up!

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  26. I really appreciate your passion for art.

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  27. Hi there. Your work here is very beautiful. Thanks for the like on my blog!

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  28. Hello:), you`ve been nominated for an award, please check out at http://vibekesfoto.com/

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    • Thanks so much! I have to catch up as I’ve been honoured with a few awards that I haven’t had a chance to respond to, yet. But I will do my best to catch up ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Hehe:)), it took me quite some time to respond to this only one I have received, so I do understand that. Enjoy the award anyhow, I guess it must be completely ok just to be happy for it:)

  29. Hello EK Photography & Art! I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award – Every post is a breadth of knowledge. Well done and well deserved! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  30. Hi Eva:), just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog with your โ€œLikesโ€ and โ€œFollowingโ€, I can assure you that it`s very much appreciated and inspiring! I look forward to continue following your blog as well, I have enjoyed what I found here so far, you are an amazing artist! I have been to Poland several times – it`s a beautiful country in so many ways:)

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  31. hi,

    thanks for visiting my blog site…and by the “Like” provided.
    beautiful photos you have here.

    regards,
    Mel

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  32. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. You have some very nice photos on your site. I have also tried various types of creative expression but I am really enjoying photography and I can see you enjoy it as well.

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  33. Thanks for stopping by my garden. Obviously, I’m more of a gardener (and wannabe painter, too) than photographer, but I loved looking at your work.

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  34. Thanks for visiting our site and liking our post about Sweet Frog Yogurt!

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  35. togetherone

     /  August 10, 2012

    Hi Eva! Thanks for visiting TogetherOne and sharing beauty through your eyes and paintings.

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  36. thank you for visiting and liking my tulip post!

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  37. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking Something To Remember. I have not known anyone who was selling photos on Etsy.com and wondered if it was working for you. I am excited to know because I have tons of photographs I would love to sell if possible.

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    • I just opened my shop a few weeks ago (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ekphotoart) so I’m still figuring things out myself but I think it’s worth a try. Etsy has a ton of helpful resources for new shop owners. I think for the most part the success on Etsy depends on not just how they present their product but how much time they put into networking and optimizing the titles and tags with the right keywords, etc. Good luck!

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  38. Dzieล„ Dobry! Thank you for liking my blog post! Your photos are beautiful! And paintings too!

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  39. Thank you for visiting and following me! I see we share a love of flowers ๐Ÿ™‚ Your work is beautiful.

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  40. Thanks for following!
    ~Christy

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  41. โŠฅh@Nสž U f0R F0LL0Wing +hE di–G|+@L hEgEm0N d–0.o–b

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  42. Since my last comment I have opened a spot of etsy.com also. I cannot figure out how to add that I have one onto my blog. Can you enlighten me how to do it?

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    • Hi Bob,
      No problem. If you would like to place an Etsy Badge in your blog like the one I have in the top right corner, first, you go to http://www.etsy.com/help/article/3533. This explains what an Etsy Badge is and how to get it. Next, go to your WordPress Dashboard and click Appearance, then Widgets. Scroll down you and find the Text widget. Click and drag it into your Sidebar and paste the code you got from Etsy. That should do it.

      I hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

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  43. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller.

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  44. Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

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  45. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  46. Enjoy your photography. Look forward to seeing more in the future.

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