Dominik J. Modlinski


Dominik J. Modlinski was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1970. He studied fine arts at Ontario College of Art in Toronto, where he graduated with honours in 1993. In the early ’90s his travels led him to the Yukon wilderness and the far North, where he truly found his inner creative calling: depicting the dramatic landscapes of Canada.

Dominik’s painting journeys are a wilderness experience based upon weeks of travelling rugged and barren lands to capture, in plein air style, the majesty of nature. His northern travels have inspired him to explore further and visit many of Earth’s last remaining wilderness areas. Some of his most extreme painting expeditions have taken him across continents and hemispheres such as Antarctica, the High Arctic, Greenland, Patagonia, and most recently into the wilds of Namibia and South Africa.

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