Hello, I am Ted Swiatek,
a Mississauga-based artist.
Ted Swiatek was born in Poland in 1957. His love for art along with his artistic talent was easily noticed since childhood from his family and friends. As a child, Ted possessed a large amount of imagination that he used in his everyday life. He first started carving in potatoes and soaps; he also constructed his own toys. In grade school, Ted painted his first painting for which he received a first place in an art contest that was open to all students. His passion and constant devotion for art continued as he took private lessons in carving, painting, sculpting, jewelry making, portrait sketching, drawing and metal fabrication.
Aside from creating art in wood, he is also interested in and spends a large amount of time writing poetry and making window displays for stores. For years Ted took part in many art exhibitions in Poland.
After moving to Canada, he has tirelessly tried to perfect his art form and develop many techniques using clay, ceramics and wood. His challenge is to constantly develop new techniques and originality in his work to become not only a better artist but to learn as much as possible.
His studies and practice involve abstract and portrait busts, painting and molding. Most of Ted’s work is based on real life experience and observations.