My name is Jana Prihodova, I love travelling, exotic fruit and chocolate.
I am an adventurous girl from Slovakia, I love nature, travelling, exotic fruit and hot chocolate. It has always been my dream to be a painter. When I was a child and in a kindergarten they asked me what I want to be when I grow up, my answer was: "A painter. I want to paint paintings." And I imagined myself in a countryside, standing in a meadow covered with beautiful wild flowers and painting this beautiful landscape scenery on canvas.
When I was 6 years old, people noticed my great talent and artistic skills. It all started the day when some strange visitors came to our kindergarden. They were interested in pictures made by children. They watched all pictures in the kindergarden made by all children thorougly one by one... and then... MY PICTURE was chosen as the best picture of all and it was printed and published in a well-known children's magazine! After this great success my parents understood I am talented and they decided to subscribe me for the art classes in a local Folk art school. When I came there to prove my talent and to do the entrance exams, the school representatives were totally astonished by my detailed and colorful drawing. I was still only 6 years old. Then I visited the art classes regularly during all my elementary school studies.
After 8 years I had to decide what I wanted to study and choose a high school. At the time people did not have much confidence about earning enough money to pay the bills by making art. So, to get a good paid and secure job in future, I decided to study economics at a Business academy and later I continued my studies at the University of Economics in Bratislava. After graduation I got a good paid job. I worked in a well-known international corporation in IT area with many benefits but after many years I realized I was not happy. My life was just "sleep - eat - work - eat - work - eat - sleep". Staring at a computer screen 8 hours a day. I did not have time for anything I like. And after work I always was tired and I had no energy for other things.
After long time finally, one day I quit my job and radically changed my life. I started enjoying my free time, our garden, nature, fresh air and sunshine. Suddenly I discovered how beautiful the 'out of office' life is. And I started travelling. I experienced many adventurous journeys and now even I am shocked what I did... where I went... what I saw... For example, as I was desperate from my life and I needed a big change, I spontaneously went to Australia for 6 months. This was my first 'on my own' trip and I had no plan. Even the accommodation for my first night in Perth... I was searching for it during my short stop at Doha airport in Qatar, on my way to Australia. I still remember the beautiful sunset I was watching from the plane while we were landing in Perth... how I was scared of touching leaves from trees hanging above the road (because I heard everywhere in Australia there are some animals that want to kill you) when I was walkig on empty streets in a darkness and trying to find the house which I was supposed to stay in... I could not find the number 4, there were no numbers. According to my GPS navigation I should be there... I knocked on the door... a big noise... a few seconds later the door opened and I saw a huge muscleman (with a beard) like a bad guy from a movie standing in front of me... I was shocked and scared... and asked: "Hello, is this number 4?" Of course not... it was number 6... Fortunately I survived and went to the next house... That one was the right one, yes! And now back to my story. So, I travelled all around the west coast in Western Australia and I am sure I enjoyed Australia as much as nobody else. My other crazy adventure happened last year when I spontaneously booked a one way air-ticket to Vietnam, just 4 days before the departure, and I decided to stay abroad for at least 6 months. And somehow it happened that I bought a motorbike in Vietnam and during two and a half month I rode 8000 km across all country without any previous motorbike riding experience. I still can't believe I made it. Yes, of course there were some troubles... a couple of times my motorbike stopped working in the middle of nowhere and made my trip even more adventurous ;-)
Last four years I spend more time abroad than in Slovakia. And after having quit my job I remembered my dream... and I met a crazy boy and talented painter from Manchester and he encouraged me to start painting again. So, I started and people really like my paintings. My other dream was to be able to create web sites. So, I attended a 3 month long course about how to create web sites and finally I created my own web site! Yes, it's this one :-)
As I mentioned before, I love nature, so, my inspiration comes mostly from nature. When I paint, I usually listen to a music, it helps me to feel more emotions and express them in my art. Recently I paint mostly animals but in future I want to express love and emotions because the love is the most important and most beautiful thing on the world. So, I want to paint lovers. I chose acrylic colors and canvas as I like paintings on canvas. My paintings are colorful as I think the contrast and colors make the painting more beautiful and people can feel happiness from it. Till now my biggest painting is 50x50 cm large but I also want to make bigger paintings as I think they are more popular and beautiful. I have been living in South Korea for about a year, so most of my paintings can be shipped from South Korea. I haven't done any exhibitions yet but I'll try my best to have an exhibition of my paintings in Seoul next year.
My other passion is photography. Hundreds of people already bought many beautiful photos from my travels. I will try to upload the best ones to the 'Photographs' section and you can have them printed and framed, or printed on canvas at home.
I hope you enjoyed this long story. In case you need more information, do not hesitate to contact me :-)
I paint colorful and happy paintings to make your home, your office or any other space more beautiful.
All paintings are originals, painted on canvas with acrylic colors. There is no need of additional framing. Ready to hang.
If you like any of my paintings and you would like to buy it, please, feel free to contact me and request a quote.
Paintings can be posted world wide.
If you didn't find a suitable painting in my gallery but you like my style, just tell me. I will be happy to create a new painting in colors and size or even topic that fits your interior.
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