Born in Kartuzy, North Poland. Her childhood was war and German camps. RAYA,
completely self-taught, started painting in 1970 after a visit to her childhood places in Poland. Since then she has shown her paintings all over Europe in over 30 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows. RAYA lives in Exeter, Devon.
“Art in itself is an expression of hope, the ultimate opposite to the deadly silence of despair. I see Art as a speci c way of life, with its very own language. This language develops throughout an artist’s life. It is personal, but still takes in uences from all sides, as does any language that isn’t formal, stale or dead.”
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