Artist bio

Born in Connecticut in 1997, I was introduced to painting by my grandmother at the age of 12. In the Fall of 2016, I found my way to the Academy of Realist Art in Boston with a one year scholarship. While there, I was able to study at the highest levels of drawing and painting under the tutelage of Cindy MacMillan, Julie Beck, Garrett Vitanza, Emanuela De Musis, and Eric Johnson. As a student I won numerous prizes, including the ARC Scholarship Competition, the Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship, 2020 Portrait Society’s Certificate of Excellence, 2021 AAPL Scholarship Award, Head start Competition Scholarship 2022 and was a Future Generation Competition finalist 2022. Recently, after graduating, I have begun to work towards my dream of becoming a full time artist. I’ve always had the opportunity for commissions, and I have initiated freelancing into my repertoire. This has allowed me to also hone my craft and create personal work on the side. With my strong academic background; what drives my work now is being open to new possibility’s and engaging in creative risks in as many ways as I can. With subject matter ranging from portraits, landscapes, figures and still lifes, my Christian faith is the driving force of my work. In pursuit of excellence, I continue the study of academic art to this day.  I enjoyed my time at ARA so much more than I could have imagined loving any kind of education. In developing my goals, I have had many artists support me in my training. I hope to one day be able to help others along their journey as I have been helped. My long-term career goals are to gain gallery representation, make a sustainable career as an artist and, finally, pass on my knowledge of art by working and teaching other upcoming artists.


Higher Place



Artist Statement

Much like the crab ignorant to his imminent peril, if we are blind of the devils schemes and methods, he will be able to take advantage of us. So when it comes to spiritual warfare, let’s be aware but not afraid.

How it fits into contest

Ephesians 6:12  “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Was the inspiration behind my painting “Higher Place”. Much like the crab unaware of the birds shadow, most Christians do not even know there is a spiritual war going on. They make easy prey. Christians should know that we are in the midst of a great spiritual struggle, although many seem not to believe it. What's even more distressing is the fact that many who consider themselves “in the battle” do not understand the nature of Satan’s schemes, of the weapons which he employs, or of the weapons which God has provided for our defense.

How to Purchase this Artwork

$5,000 and I can be reached at

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

You can inquire on instagram @gondarowski for commissions

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