Krupickova graduated from a prestigious fashion design school in Brno, Czech Republic, majoring in Textile and Knitwear; this is where she developed her skill of drawing and painting. After graduating, Krupickova spent several months in England and the USA. Her first oil painting was in 1999 as a Christmas gift for her lifelong partner. In 2003 she organised her first solo exhibition.

All her pictures are characterised by strong colour and bold strokes on a black background playing with light and shadow. A palette knife is used in the creation of these paintings. Since that first painting in 1999, Krupickova has developed her own style. The light is the most important part of the painting. It can give the right sparkle or completely destroy it. Krupickova tries to capture the right balance of light and shadow to add depth. Her pictures draw on personal experiences that are a reflection of the visible - landscapes, cityscapes and transport.

Krupickova has held several successful exhibitions in the Czech RepublicThe picture Posázavský Pacifik was selected and exhibited at Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition in London 2008. Her paintings are held in private collections in the Czech Republic, UK, USA, Belgium, France, Sweden, Canada and Slovak Republic. I was also interviewed on Czech Television CT1 Dobre Rano and in popular talk-show Vsechnoparty.

To read more about Martina's art - An Interview with Martina Krupickova