"Every animal has a soul. Since I was a child I have marveled at the grace and beauty of all animals, from the great jungle cats to the four legged friends in our homes. This led me to surround myself with furry creatures of all sorts. Their exquisiteness and unique personalities have deepened my love and respect for each one of them. For this reason, the portraits I paint capture their outer beauty and their inner Soul. I paint so that it comes from the inside and shines out through their eyes.
With my work I want the viewer to maintain that magical connection with animals that have entered their hearts and lives.
I'm just doing my best to depict magic of life. These are my meditations on beauty of Animals and connection we share.
Friend Jasmine wrote:
'I love all your animal portraits. They resonate such a sweet and kind vulnerability. Not only are they absolutely stunning, they capture this innocence that makes you want to cry, they have no walls, no heavily coated veneers, they are just pure and you want to protect them from all the pain in this world. You are a gift.'
I paint on wood board or canvas using variety of water-base paints and inks. I use my own method based on old Mische Technique. "
"Jurek Zamoyski was born and raised in Poland after the war. His love of art was greatly influenced by Salvador Dali and his mother who was also an artist. She taught him art history and it was through her that he developed his strong love of nature. He was also surrounded by all the incredible European art. Jurek has lived and traveled all over Europe studying his craft.
In 1978, he moved to New York City, the heart of the fashion and art world in the U.S. He originally began his work in America in the fashion industry but his love of painting soon became his focus again. His art was featured on magazine covers and he also spent time painting on airplanes. Today he lives in Maine with his family and continues to paint free of any commercial ties.
His love of nature is now his main focus in his artwork. He believes that wildlife art should make a statement as to why these beautiful creatures should be left alone by man and allowed to live free and wild. His main technique on his paintings is airbrushing. The eyes are the center of all his creations and they come alive with a light that shines from within."