Zalipie is a small village in the southern Poland. It became famous thanks to its unique cottages painted in bright flowers by local women. Poppies, bluebells, sunflowers, roses, peonies - varieties of flowers is incredible. Decorative floral garlands cover not only walls. Local people still continue this tradition and when spring arrives they start painting flowers on their houses, wells, barns, sheds, beehives, trees.
Zofia is one of the local artists from an older generation. Her grandmother and mother were painters too and she learnt from them since she was a young girl. Zofia also makes amazing embroidery. She still loves painting and despite her age (she's 89 year old), she covers paper in colourful flowers from her garden and imagination.
Each painting is an original, painted by Zofia. Paintings were created between 2019 - 2023.
Choose your favourite painting from a dropdown menu. I wasn't sure the exact type of flowers sometimes, Zofia said some of them were imaginative. Maybe you can name them :)
Materials: Acrylic on paper, various types of paper.