Stanislaw Zoladz is a figurative watercolour artist, famous for his skills in depicting water and light. He was born in Poland in 1952. He painted from early childhood. Five years of high school with an art slant were followed by six years art at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. In 1978 he moved to Sweden, where watercolour became his medium of choice. After the soft atmospheric light of Poland, sunlit Sweden was hard to interpret – crisp and uncompromising. But it was a challenge too. All his paintings have one thing in common – it is his impression of light. Nature is a predominant theme in his works of art. His paintings are not provoking, not inventive, they are devoid of a message, and don’t regard contemporary life. But they do invite the spectator to contemplate. Anything else is unavoidable, as his paintings are so close to nature – complete with temperature, smells, and, the touch of the wind. Watching his paintings is experiencing a simple thing, a beautiful surrounding. Water or snow can be found on most of his paintings, often accompanied by rocks, boats or a lonely house reminding us of the human presence in nature.