Marta Styk artist







Marta Styk

Marta Styk artist

Surrey, BC


I was born in Belgium, educated in Slovakia, where I taught history and geography, also art, because of my early interest in it. My family immigrated in 1970 to Canada, where my new work assignments took my life path fortunately towards art. I worked over 20 years for Calgary University as a photography , graphic arts and cartography technician, took art classes at U of C and became active in art clubs. Painting became my favorite activity, I could honestly say that I became addicted to it.
I deepend my art knowledge by taking courses from admired and accomplished artist like Mike O'Toole, Tony Couch, Brent Heighton, Robert Genn and many others.
From the begining I painted in watercolors and my favorite subject were flowers [my garden was full of them]. Lately i use mostly acrylics and for figurative images conte and pastels. I gather my subject matter from the breathtaking mother nature itself. When we travel across North American expanse in our motorhome, I sketch, paint, take snap shots of the area. Once back in my studio I use collected material as a source of inspiration for my paintings.
Today my paintings are in many private and corporate collections.
Finaly I feel that my life has gone a full circle, and in some way completed in a roundabout way the jurney, that was initially set out for me.


Model 5 by Marta Styk


Anabella by Marta Styk


Elena by Marta Styk


Eva by Marta Styk



EVA 2 by Marta Styk


Model 10 by Marta Styk


Rest at its Best by Marta Styk


Eva's Nap by Marta Styk


Lovely girl by Marta Styk


Judy by Marta Styk


Model 6 by Marta Styk


Black Beauty by Marta Styk


Young Model by Marta Styk


Here She is by Marta Styk


Charlie by Marta Styk


Model 2 by Marta Styk


Charlie dreaming by Marta Styk


Model 2 by Marta Styk


Model 2 by Marta Styk


Still in Good Shape by Marta Styk


Merciful Judge by Marta Styk


Going Places by Marta Styk


Tired from Going Places by Marta Styk


His Favorite Costume by Marta Styk