Stanislaw Zoladz is a watercolor painter originally from Poland, where he studied at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, now living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.
Zoladz’ beautifully refined paintings are infused with light in many forms, from scintillating daylight to the muted, atmospheric effects of overcast days.
From the relatively small images on his website, you might be inclined to categorize his work as hyper-realistic, or even photo-realistic, but in those few higher resolution images you can find online, it’s clear that his work, when viewed in more detail, retains the fresh immediacy of watercolor painting at its best.
This effect is exaggerated a bit by the fact that in much of his studio work, Zoladz works fairly large. He paints from life, and as far as I know does not rely on photographs for reference, creating his larger studio pieces from smaller location studies.
There are larger images reproduced on the site of Konsthuset Galleri. There is also an interview with Zoladz on the Art of Watercolor blog that includes a few images that are linked to larger versions.
In both of the sections of his website galleries, for originals and reproductions, it’s worth noting that there are additional pages linked from a row of numbers under the thumbnails, and the galleries are actually nicely extensive.
Zoladz is featured in the current issue of Art of Watercolor magazine (Summer 2013, n11).
I’ve listed what other resources I could find below.
[Suggestion courtesy of James Gurney]