Maja Wrońska, Sienna, 2013, 100 x 70 cm, Watercolor on paper

Maja Wrońska, Sienna, 2013, 100 x 70 cm, Watercolor on paper

Maja Wrońska: Architect and Watercolorist

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

When one thinks of all that can be done with watercolors what springs to mind? The landscapes of Charles Burchfield? Maybe some abstracts by Georgia O’Keefe or Charles Demuth? Sure, but what about architectural drawings? Well, the Polish based watercolor artist and architect Maja Wrońska has made them her specialty.

The 25 year old student of architecture got her start early in her childhood under the influence of her mother, also an architect. Maja explains that because digital architecture programs did not exist at the time, her mother had professional painting and drawing supplies on hand that she loved to create with from a young age. Despite this creative presence in her life, Maja did stop drawing and painting for a short time only to return to watercolor once again when requirements for her architecture classes prompted her to attend formal drawing classes. It was then that her attitude towards drawing changed and she found her new inspiration as a developing artist. While her course work required monochromatic sketches for projects she enjoyed saturating them with the riot of color and atmosphere her watercolors allowed her to do. The use of structure and color in her work creates an almost dreamlike perspective to everything she paints. In her works she captures beautiful scenes from around the world; London, Paris, New York and even Pawnee, Indiana. 

As her coursework has come to an end Maja still continues to paint for the fun of it. She shows her work on a number of social media formats. Her network profiles on Facebook, Deviantart, Instagram, Tumblr, and even Youtube, just to name a few, already track several thousand fans from around the world. Her work has won several competitions and she has been interviewed for various magazines across the world. Her watercolors have even been seen recently hanging on the set of the popular TV series “Pretty Little Liars.”

More of her work can be seen here:

—Megan Barr


Megan Barr graduated from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology and is currently finishing up her Masters in Museum Studies.