When creating a painting, I am exposing the inner depths of my soul. It is from there I show how very deeply I am inspired by the sea and all it offers. My love for Mother Sea began in my younger years skin diving on the East Coast in the USA. The textures and colors of the corals, the movements of the tides and fascination for marine animals still deeply affect my work as an artist and underwater photographer. The amazing grace of nature and capturing moments of beauty continues to fill my soul with wonder and delight. So does the window that I open for the world to see through my paintings and photographic images.
Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body. (Wassily Kandinsky)
My work takes me to the depths of the unknown where I find my inspiration. Each piece is crafted with all of my heart in a desire to honor the gifts of Mother Sea. I hope you will come along and enjoy the journey of exploration with me.
“Ms. Harwanko has a gift for taking the minutiae that most of us never even see and transforming it into something so fantastic that we can’t take our eyes off of it.”