Anna Skorut was born in Szczecin, Poland in 1977. She studied art, graphic and interior design at the University of Applied Arts in Szczecin (now Art Academy in Szczecin), Poland and graduated in 2002 with the Master of Art and Interior Design degree.
Anna had shown an interest in art at an early age and during her studies at university, she was already receiving requests for commissioned works. Immediately after graduating from her studies, Anna started earning a living from commissions that she received both from private firms and individuals residing both in Poland and in Germany.
During the time spent at university, Anna learned about various techniques which she combined creatively and which, through the years, helped her evolve her authentic style. The main media Anna uses is oils and acrylics, her most evident style is abstract with a shadow of realism. She likes to move between abstraction and realism especially in her landscape works, inspired by the surrounding colors, contrasting lights, textures, patterns of nature and playful skies. Other characteristics in Anna’s technique and style are the evident spontaneity in her choice of simple forms. However, her leading abstract works are integrating with the realistic, capturing the essence of the natural forms. She likes art which leads people to experience different levels of interpretation and as well to create a connection between some of her paintings and that is why some themes she portrays are not depicted on one singular canvas.
Anna’s previous stay in Malta and recent in Costa Rica has had a great influence on the choice of themes. This has helped her experiment with new forms and colors which are evident in the paintings which she is exhibiting at present. In some of Anna’s latest works, one can immediately identify a variety of key locations but mostly landscapes from her motherland Poland.