I was raised in a small town near Cracow, Poland called Kety. My deep passion for art, and design led me to apply to the School of Fine Art in Bielsko-Biala. There I began my training in fine arts.

After immigrating to the US, I earned my BFA in Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. While at MICA, I devoted my studies to fiber arts, painting, textile design, and sculpture.
For over 25 years, I have had the privilege to work in the field of art and design in Connecticut, New York, Florida, and abroad.

I regularly work with decorators and architects at client’s requests. I take time to really listen to my private clients to deliver a conceptual design that expresses an intention for their space. I create paintings, commissions and decorative designs and particularly enjoy producing one-of-a-kind custom designed products. Above all, I help my clients enjoy the process by ensuring seamless flow of all the details to complete their project.

As a classically trained fine artist, I bring a depth of experience to any art and design project, specializing in developing color palettes, thoughtful analysis of art trends. I consider the home’s architecture, location and history when developing my work.

In 2015 I launched The UPPER ROOM Art Studio, a place for artistic exploration, creative thinking, fine and decorative art making. I share this special space with local artists and people who seek a creative life and find joy in pure painting in a welcoming community.


Dorota Matys