Win a sitting with international portraitist Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton and help the children of Przybysławice

At 47 Bal Polski bid to win an exquisite portrait sitting with the internationally famous Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton. A portrait that your family will cherish for ever.

Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton’s generous donations of a portrait sitting will again create a frenzy of excitement at the Bal Polski live auction.

Every penny from this prize will go to our chosen charities and will make a huge impact for the children’s home at Przybysławice, Poland and Coram Foundation supporting Polonia in the UK.

Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton is internationally famous thanks to her great skill in the art of portraiture.

What does the Queen Mother, Pope John Paul II and the Maharaja of Jodhpur have in common? They’ve been all portrayed by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton – the world-famous artist, who has immortalized the icons of our times. Born in Sopot, Poland. Graduated from the Academy of Art in Gdansk and then continued her studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and Rome. She specializes in portraits in oil and pastels.

The artist became internationally famous thanks to her great skill in the art of portraiture.  She lives in Berkshire, UK, with her husband Ian and their sons Felix and Maximilian, and divides her working time between her studio in London, and travelling world-wide.

Regarded by many as the ‘Ambassador of Poland in the West.’ In 1994, the Polish President and the Noble Prize Winner Lech Walesa awarded Basia Hamilton with the Order of Merit – “in recognition of her precious contribution to the spreading of Polish culture and art”.

Her sitters include: His Holiness Pope John Paul II, H.M. Queen Elisabeth The Queen Mother, H.R.H. Princess Royal, H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent, Lech Walesa, H.R.H. The Maharaja of Jodhpur, H.R.H. Duke of Braganza, Princess Tatiana Metternich. Margaux Hemingway, Alberto Moravia, Giorgio De Chirico, Buzz Aldrin, and many others who all together constitute ‘the Hall of Fame’ in her gallery.

She is listed among the 50 citizens of Polish ethnic background, who made a significant impact on the life and history of the British Isles, among General Anders, Joseph Conrad, King Canute and Roman Polanski.

 

Born in Sopot, Poland. Wife and mother of two boys. Living with her family in England. Works at her studio in Central London.

EDUCATION

Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and Rome

Academy of Art, Gdansk, Poland

AWARDS

2nd Prize, 33rd Festival of Arts, BWA, Sopot

Bronze Medal, Polish Contemporary Painting Festival

Gold Medal, 3rd Biennale of Gdansk Art, Gdansk

2nd Prize – Biennale of Contemporary Art, Rome
1st Prize Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Rome
Bronze Medal, 4th Review of Contemporary Art, Fontana di Trevi

International Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures of Young Artists, Rome

SITTERS

Pope John Paul II

H.M. Queen Elisabeth The Queen Mother
HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent
HRH The Duke of Kent
HRH Prince Michael of Kent
The Duchess of York
Lady Salisbury
Sultan of Brunei and Family

The Maharaja of Jodhpur

President Lech Walesa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw

Royal Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries
Royal Portrait Society, London

Gdansk, 10th Festival of Polish Contemporary Art

Rome, Palazzo Nazionale
Rome, National Biennale of Modern Art

Venezia, Bevilaqua La Masa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Royal Lazienki Gallery, Warsaw

Residence of the British Ambassador, Warsaw

Partirdge Gallery, London

European Academy for the Arts, London
Accademia Italiana, London

Polish Cultural Institute, London
Palm Beach, Florida

Liguanea Club Kingston, Jamaica

Polish Hearth, London

Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Springs, California

Polish Museum, Sikorski Institute, London
Palm Springs, California

Palm Beach, Florida

Gdansk, Sieñ Gdañsk

Galleria Il Trittico via Margutta
Cassel Gallery, London
Penellaccio, Rome
Gallery Picasso, Sassari
Gallery 8, Soport, Poland

Donated by the artist to 47 Bal Polski:

A portrait sitting by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton

Basia Hamilton, 46 Bal Polski, Bal polski

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Win a luxury weekend for 2 at Bryza Spa, Jurata Poland at 47 Bal Polski!

Hotel spa nad morzem!

 

2 nights stay with a sea view, dinner with wine and Balinese style massage treatment

 

PL: Bryza Resort & SPA to wyjątkowy hotel nad morzem usytuowany przy samej plaży znanego kurortu Jurata w województwie pomorskim. Jest to idealne miejsce na rodzinne wakacje, romantyczny wypoczynek we dwoje czy spotkania firmowe. Dobra lokalizacja sprawia, że fale morskie docierają niemal wprost do stóp eleganckiego hotelu SPA, a goście mogą rozkoszować się wspaniałym widokiem na Bałtyk oraz powiewem morskiej bryzy zarówno podczas śniadania jak i kolacji przy zachodzie słońca w klimatycznej restauracji. Do dyspozycji naszych gości oddajemy komfortowe apartamenty z widokiem na morze oraz pokoje z panoramą pięknego, nadmorskiego lasu. Jedną z naszych największych atrakcji jest kompleksowa oferta SPA and Wellness, a także kompleks basenów krytych z widokiem na Bałtyk, którego mogą nam pozazdrościć konkurencyjne hotele nad morzem. Tutaj, zamiast leżaków, na naszych Gości czekają wygodne łoża z baldachimami. Do dyspozycji gości pozostaje również sauna sucha, łaźnia parowa oraz sala fitness. Hotel SPA Bryza to wyjątkowe miejsce, które słynne jest na całe województwo pomorskie i zdobywa uznanie także w pozostałych regionach kraju. Hotel stwarza bowiem idealne warunki na konferencję. Holistyczna dbałość o stan ducha i ciała naszych gości jest niezwykle istotna. Dlatego też, połączyliśmy te elementy w najbardziej efektywny sposób, tworząc wyjątkową oazę relaksu i biznesu. Dzięki czemu najlepsze pomysły nie rodzą się w bólach a niepowtarzalna atmosfera relaksu i nieformalności sprzyja duchowi nauki i kreatywnemu myśleniu. Bogata baza wypoczynkowa i rekreacyjna sprzyja integracji zespołu i jest doskonałą motywacją do wytężonej pracy i zasłużonego odpoczynku po jej zakończeniu.

ENG: Bryza Resort & Spa is a unique hotel situated just by the sea of well-known Jurata resort. It is an ideal place for family holidays, romantic vacation for two or business meetings. Waves almost reach the foundation of this elegant complex. Soothing view of the Baltic sea and the whiff of sea breeze accompany our guests all the time, from the morning coffee till dinner at sunset in the atmospheric restaurant. At our guests disposal there are comfortable apartments with the sea view and rooms with panoramic view of beautiful coastal forest.

One of the biggest attractions is the rich offer of SPA and wellness treatments, as well as a complex of indoor swimming pools with the sea view, which is the envy of competing hotels
situated by the sea. Here, instead of sun beds, comfortable beds with canopies are waiting for our guests. At our guests disposal there are also: dry sauna, steam room and fitness room. This unique place offers ideal conditions for a conference. We believe that holistic care of mind and body state of our guests is extremely important. Therefore, we combined these elements in the most efficient way, creating a unique oasis of relaxation and business. Thanks to that the creation of the best ideas is not painful. The unique atmosphere of relaxation and informality fosters the spirit of science and creative thinking. The rich leisure and recreation base encourages team integration and constitutes a great motivation to work hard and provides deserved rest after tasks completion.

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HOTEL BRYZA, JURATA, POLSKA