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 MIROSLAVA SEVCIK’s mysterious ways!  Miroslava is my first name (old Slavonic name, celebrating glory of peace).   “I’m devoted to art since  my childhood, I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. I lived in Bratislava – capital city of Slovak Republic – in the heart of Europe!  I spend some time in Dublin and Roma. I participated in several exhibitions around  Europe, and I am now living in Heidelberg, Germany.

Miroslava, welcome once again and thank you for answering a few more questions.  I am pleased to publish this article with your new art as well.  And I know you’ve also realized your dream of going to the US earlier this year!  Let’s get to your point of view immediately:

No. 1) What does art and painting mean to you and what does it do for you? Miroslava N MW 60

Art, especially painting, for me is the closest, most certain, and best way of self-expression. Once my friend asked me, „What language do you speak in your world?“ and I answered,  „Colors and emotions, energies and vibrations…“

I think art is one of the highest modes of communication. I‘ve invented a new unique way of expressing my visions in paintings, combining airbrush techniques with very suggestive gestures. MYSTERIOUS WAYS – my current series of paintings – is the message of my artwork. I titled it as such because of the infinite and unlimited ability to communicate on canvas.  I’m fascinated by power of colors – substance – the handling of the brush on canvas and on the other side superfine, ephemeral records done by airbrush.  I am creating a gorgeous scale of tones and semitones in a certain rhythm. Let me add that I’m just at the beginning of a long journey. Every new painting convinces me that limits are not settled and it’s possible to go even deeper – hard to say where – but I’m sure, I’m ready to follow the way till the very end.  This is my mission in life.

No. 2)  What inspires you?

All aspects of daily life inspire me – people that cross my path; music; literature; old and new art-masters; my friends; a professor of mine.  And then there is nature that inspires me.  I think that everything from our ordinary lives imprints us, makes a footprint, in our minds and consciousness which activates ideas, reflections, and in my case also feelings and intention to walk in to the studio and stand before the canvas and paint. 

No. 3)  When you are painting, creating, where does it take you? Where does your mind travel?

Miroslava N MW 61finIn my paintings I explore and discover the possibility of perception, overstepping the form of the commonly seen, and “the things behind the scene“. My paintings embody a visualization of my soul, the flow of energies, and strong emotions exploding on the canvas – which contrast with my dreamy and sensitive heart. When I open the doors of the studio I have a strong urge to paint. I’m pulled by the smell of acrylic paint. The white of canvas challenges me, and in those moments I forget the whole real world,  space ceases to exist and all that remains is the place I’m at – that moment – and my paint.  In my work I follow intuition and feelings when choosing colors.  I use the Alla Prima style of painting.  How would I describe my feelings during painting? It’s difficult to say, but sometimes it is like a whirlpool pulling me in – and I can’t resist – so I go into absolute ecstasy, obsessed and connected with higher energies, feelings almost like in trance.  I think I enter a different level of consciousness and my visit there is recorded on the canvas.  I have to add, that I do not use drugs nor wine – I need a clear mind.  I have bad days when the more I try the worse it is and this sometimes gives me the feeling of being on the edge of agony.  It is true that artists are familiar with opposite polarities.  My paintings are like a my diary.  I always know what I was feeling, living, dreaming, when I was painting them.  Artists put their souls into these unwritten records where it is “preserved“ as energy inside the paintings. I hope that my paitnings gives the viewers an understanding of my daily journey in my world, and I hope it will enrich their own. 

No. 4)  Do you think art, music and health are related and if so, in what way?

Certainly yes, they are related.  Music is a form of art, together with painting, sculpture,MIROSLAVA N MW 62 architecture, etc., all these are great ways of self-expression, reflection, transferring information into messages. Paintings could cheer up, harmonize the human soul, and bring certain vibrations through visual sensation.  The music could pleasantly influence the human, relax, and cleanse the mind.  I would add that the flow of energies harmonises the soul and in some cases helps connect the soul with the Universe.

No. 5) Do you identify with your subject and if so, on what level?

When I make Art I am really connecting with the universe as a medium, channeling the universal energies onto the canvas.  The painting becomes a  window or gate to a world you can’t see at first glance.  Just come in, open your eyes, and feel the art…it will open your heart. J

No. 6) How do you feel about creativity in the public school systems, its development in students as well as its use for problem solving?

Creativity can be born inside someone and at this moment we are talking about a talent, which is a gift.  Of course, if you are not born with this you can build this creativity inside people step by step.  Small children are very open to being creative since their minds have not yet been closed by absorption of societal standards and mores. 

MIROSLAVA N MW 81Unfortunately, a lot of us don’t have this ability or have lost it.  Proper education can improve creativity – but not the black white education system of today – but a course of learning that teaches the student about all the various shades of gray that lie between black and white. 

It is very important to ask questions to an individual containing a retrospective reflection of his actions. Most people don’t think about what they are doing because most people are raised to follow societal rules and mores.  If we could just stop and occasionally question what we are doing and ask ourselves “why?” then it would be easier for us to correct our lives and go the best way. 

No. 7) In your opinion, what could be a simple solution to improve the use of creativity in the public school system?

We certainly need greater representation of the current education links with art. We certainly need to increase the educational links to art.  And I would include all forms of art, such as architecture, decorative arts, fine arts, literature, and music.  After all, true art is a mirror of the times. 

No. 8) What do you hope to teach or what message do you hope to convey through your art?

Art has tremendous power if we let it, and it can affect our minds and open hearts. If you areMysterious_ways_6 working with honesty and love, you can’t share a higher message. J

Again, my friend, thank you for sharing with us your “mysterious ways” and your most enchanting world.  This has been a most enlightening article and I am grateful to you.  I wish you well in all your endeavours and do look forward to working with you again somewhere down the road!  Keep well and be blessed!


You are cordially invited to visit Miroslava’s website.  Your comments are truly appreciated, thank you and enjoy!


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My name is Michele Andree. I am an artist, I paint musicians in action. I think I’m a musician at heart, my instrument being… a brush, so I play…brush and I paint… music.
I love jazz. I call it freedom music. It promotes special values. I love intelligent people and good conversations.

Some people ask me how music relates to art. Personally I find they go hand in hand. Music is what turns me on to painting. It makes me see colours