Beata Ondikova Metzelaar is creator of Beba’s Brush.
Beata was born in the former Czechoslovakia and her artistic talent was discovered at a very young age. She ultimately graduated from art school, specializing in fine art and art restoration. Having studied restoration, Beáta has developed a truly unique ability to understand how the masters created their works, and she applies similar techniques to her own. Heavily influenced by her native Eastern Europe, the use of color and texture are woven into her versatile style.
Beáta came to the United States in 1990, and worked for many years as a textile designer and artist in Los Angeles before coming to Seattle. Her passion for art and creativity, combined with an unparalleled vision for color and design, gives her the versatility to create pieces of many different styles and media. I am inspired by life as a child and young adult growing up in a very different part of the world. It taught me how to see the world very broadly today, and I want to capture it all! I hope to bring calm imagery from my life, and evoke the senses with color and texture.
Life is to be lived, cherished and loved, enriched by simple experiences.
“Life is short, art is long…”