Born in 1964 in Katowice, Poland, Hanna Stachowiak came to art at an early age. Before she had reached her sixteenth birthday Hanna had already won a host of painting and drawing competitions, including the Shankar International Childrenís Competition, New Dheli, India - an event which recognizes exceptional talent on an international scale. This early artistic success compounded her desire to paint and after six years of long hard study she graduated form one of Polandís most respected Fine Arts Academyís in 1991. Since completing her formal training, Stachowiak has established herself as one of Polandís most popular artists. An Art Collectors dream, her work has consistently developed over the last sixteen years, growing in its maturity and popularity and is now held in private collections across Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and the UK.