Ela Mierzecka-Pain

“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty,
believe in them and try to follow where they lead”
-Louisa  Alcott

Ela is inspired by the idea of enriching and enlightening lives, including her own, with the communication of art.

In our modern day life, it is all too easy to think at times the beauty and goodness of the world has been diminished. But life is what you make it. Ela feels that by putting our attention on the positive aspects of life and strengthening them, we will ensure a better life. Thus, her paintings bring out the inherent richness of the world, combining it with imagination to uplift, inspire and move the feelings of the viewer.

Ela was born and educated in Poland, then England, and since 2001 has made Australia home.

Acquiring her Diploma in Design & Photography at Brighton College, England, Ela concentrated on the photographic field, establishing a professional studio and was published and won competitions.

Currently Ela is most prominent for her painting – having rekindled her passion and ability with the brush – featuring in many group exhibitions from 2007 like:

-Camden Art Show-2 Group exhibitions 2008, 2009.

-Campbeltown Art Center -group exhibition, 2009.

-First solo exhibition, June 2009. Wedderburn, Sydney.

-2010 and 2011 were spent on two trips to Europe and exhibiting in Warsaw    (Poland)-Group exhibition and Vienna (Austria)-Solo exhibition.

-Back in Australia- Invites only exhibition Canberra in December 2011.

-Cork Street Gallery-cafe, Gundaroo, Canberra. Solo exhibition. From 7th June 2012.

-ArtHouse Hotel, Dome Room, 275 Pitt Street, Sydney. Solo exhibition. 10  September to 13 October 2012. Meet the artist on 13 September.

-Yarralumla Gallery. Cottage 1, Weston Park Road, Yarralumla, ACT. January 2013.

-ArtHouse Hotel, Verge Room. Solo exhibition
16 September to 9 November, 2013. Opening 18 September.

-Coomba Park, solo exhibition, September 2015.

-Coomba Park, solo exhibition, March, 2016.

-Forster Solo Exhibition July 2018.


- Resent  achievements are:

-invited to participate in an entry of a book  “Inspiration, contemporary masters of art for the 2016, 2017 and 2018″.

-Inclusion in Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, published by ArtTour International Publication.


Classes offered by Ela 

Please ask for more details via email.

Elzbieta (Ela) Mierzecka-Pain BSc.

Born in Poland in 1958, living in Australia since 2001.

Self-employed artist for almost 20 years. Built a successful  business selling paintings and studied Social Science (Criminology) in Swinburne University in Melbourne. A Sydney (and Coomba Park) artist internationally awarded as a Master of Modern Art, in her semi-abstract and abstract work we see a playful energy that virtually dances off the canvas and in her more traditional work we are transported to a world of rich and complex hues capturing the beauty of Australia.


Ela has a background of extensive art skills, Social Science knowledge and previous work in life coaching which has led to the establishment of the Academy of Art for Personal Discovery.



Art for personal discovery.

 A program (classes) that invites participants to look into their inner self for answers to leading a more fulfilled life. Art can be used as a tool for self-discovery which can assist the process of self discovery, thereby clarifying and releasing some of the barriers and obstacles to living a fulfilling life.

Examples of individual classes: life purpose, vision board, finding solutions to problems, contributions to self and others and more.

No previous art skills are required.



Abstract and Semi-Abstract painting.

Art can be a very relaxing and rewarding activity as a medium of expression, creativity or simply a way to relax.

Abstract art does not aim to show the external reality but uses shapes, colours, textures to create an image. This can be completely non-representative or a semi-abstract that has some connection to the external world. It is a very freeing and rewarding activity not always easy to achieve as our mind tend to want to paint something real. Thus attending classes aids this process.

Various techniques will be shown like pure abstract, semi-abstract, acrylic pour technique.

No previous art skills are required.