Ryszarda was born in Poland, and when she was 9 she came to the United States. At a very young age she became evident of her love artwork, but being poor and having no tools to express it Ryszarda showed it in simple ways such as making colorful ribbons to tie on her dog.
Later drawing and sketching was a favorite pastime along with sewing, knitting, basket weaving; you name it she tried it. About 15 years ago Ryszarda found her love of oil painting.
She mostly references photos to initiate a painting, never knowing how it will turn out until she’s sure she’s inspired and emotion and connection with the viewer. She knows she’s created art, even someone tells her they love the painting because of how it makes them feel.