Beata Golembiowska – writer, journalist, photographer
After completing a Master’s in Environmental Biology at UAM Poznan University in Poland in 1981, Beata worked at the Natural History Museum in Radom. In 1989, she immigrated to Canada, where she obtained a degree in photography at Dawson College. She then worked as a fashion photographer while exhibiting at individual and collective shows. Many of her photographs have been purchased by the Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, the City of Verdun, Lotto Québec, Regards du Québec, Les Femeusses, Groupe SM, and private collectors. In 2002-2006 Beata worked as a decorative painter for the Debbie Travis Facelift TV show, and then for the Liliana Komorowska Foundation for the Arts and QueenArt Films, where she made her directorial debut with the documentary Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained (TV Polonia 2012), about Polish nobility and aristocrats living in Rawdon, Canada. Beata Gołembiowska’s published Polish-language books include: In One Suitcase – on Polish aristocrats living in Canada; Theatre Without Borders – on Polish theater in Toronto; and four novels – The Yellow Dress, Paintings On Glass, Olaf’s List and The Road to Wilenia.
Her two novels: The Yellow Dress, and Paintings On Glass will be soon (2020) translated to English.
As a journalist, she collaborates with Gazeta Gazeta, a Polish weekly newspaper based in Toronto.
Since 2014 she is a member of the Polish Writers’ Association.
Nature is one of the most important aspects of my life. It so happened that it always surrounded me. For the last ten years, I have lived in a small house in the forest, covered with snow in winter, and in summer, I enjoy the flower’s colours of my garden, the company of roe deer, squirrels and birds, among which the most beloved are hummingbirds. My books are written in the comfort of my oasis.