Marek Badzynski is an architect and urban sketcher based in Toronto.
He started to draw at the age of five, encouraged by his Mom, a Polish architect.
He continued through his school years and into university, where he studied architecture.
As a student, he would travel to Italy to draw scenes of daily life and architectural landmarks of Rome, Florence, Venice and Perugia, and paint cute little towns known as "borghi".
When he migrated to Canada 30 years ago, sketching was put aside; that passion was renewed in 2015 when he discovered the community of Urban Sketchers, whose members are artists drawing on location, often in large groups.
He enjoys the opportunities to learn from each other, and to develop new friendships.
For him, drawing and painting is a therapy; it’s a hobby that puts his mind in a “happy place”.
He enjoys sketching en plein air where he can interact with locals, and meet with other artists.
His equipment is light and portable so he can draw and paint as often as possible - he tries to sketch every day!
What do you love about Borciani e Bonazzi brushes?
For outdoor painting, I like Silvia’s travel brushes with their great capacity of taking water and their fine point, excellent for adding details in watercolours.
The Series 700 brushes are simply a pleasure to use for my urban sketches, always protected from accidental damage by their sturdy brass enclosure.
For large studio work, I love using the 168 Vaio mop, with its natural squirrel hair that can hold a lot of paint.
I also find the synthetic Unico Infinito to have excellent water retention, and fabulous brush stroke response.
Painting with Borciani e Bonazzi brushes is infinitely perfect.
Discover the brushes chosen by Marek.