Raf Podowski is a surrealist artist and sculptor, and a scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in functional genomics from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and a Masters of Science in Engineering Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, emigrated to the United States as a teenager, and has lived in Albany, NY, Hartford, CT, Boston, and Stockholm, Sweden, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. He has dedicated countless hours to art during years of his educational and professional career. He currently works primarily with inks on paper, sculptures in bark and wood, and acrylic paints on canvas. His art strives to capture snapshots of nature-inspired, dynamic events at a climax of tension and emotion. Recent shows include "IN YOUR DREAMS" National Juried Fine Art Show at the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael, CA.