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About

I was born and raised in the capital of Latvia, in the spectacular city of Riga. My childhood- was art clubs, studios, school of interior design. In general, constant creativity, all the time and everywhere. Drawing always was and always will be a big and very important part of my life. This is why, when I finished school, I became a student in the Latvian Academy of Arts. During my education, I studied in Germany and Norway, which is what gave me a colossal international experience in the world of art. After successfully finishing my studies at the Academy of Arts, I began to teach in the Academy, where one day I was a student there myself. Parallel to teaching, I studied in a university, achieving the second highest degree in pedagogy, which helped me become a professional teacher in university.In 2014, my family (husband and two children) and I came to the sunny Australia.Painting became my everyday practice, my source of energy, my dialogue with the world, my research of my own inner world and my meeting with the fairy-tale that is Australia, a unique and magical country that became a second home for my family and I.I’m am very happy that people like my bright, positive artworks, filled with light and energy! I was told many times, that the artworks I paint radiate joy and help, at least for a small time, to drop the load of their everyday routine. It’s incredibly nice to hear. Currently, I successfully sell my works. Every artwork has a happy energy, which I want to show and gift to all people.By character, I am very active, emotional and even a little expressive. These qualities of mine are always reflected on my canvases. Wide strokes, a quick manner of writing, expression, bright and pure colours in my works are all a part of me. After all, an artist doesn’t draw what they see, but what they feel. I want for people to look at my artworks and feel the same thing that I do- freedom, happiness, joy and always believing in something good.
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Education

The Art Academy of Latvia, Master of Arts Degree, Fine Arts, Visual Plastic (Textile Art) , Riga, LatviaDaugavpils University, Master Degree in Education, Daugavpils, Latvia,Berlin University of Arts, Erasmus programm student, Germany, Berlin

Exhibitions

Group exhibitions in galleries all over the world in countries including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Austria, Germany, and now Australia.This year have been exhibited as part of the Central Coast Artists Exhibition at Erina Fair Library, Central Coast Art Society Summer exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery (Studio 2), at Glass Artists Gallery in Sydney, Glebe, at Brunswick Street Art Gallery in Fitzroy, Victoria, Central Coast Art Society Winter exhibition, Ruby Samadhi gallery LOVE exhibition, group exhibition ot Art Asia Gallery in Terrigal, Central Coast, TASTY DIVINE exhibition in Sky Fire Studio Gallery in Leichhardt, Sydney, „Diverse Imagery” exhibition, Ruby Samadhi gallery, Central Coast, „Review” exhibition, Glebe Street Fair, Sydney, Exhibition "BELIEVE", Callaghan Art Gallery, Hawks Nest, NSW, Personal Exhibition at Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay, Central Coast, Art for Epilepsy/ Epilepsy Action Australia, Online Exhibition and Fundraising, Bluethumb Art Prize Exhibition, Melbourne, Art for Epilepsy/ Epilepsy Action Australia, Online Exhibition and Fundraising, First Exposure Art Show, If You Like Art Gallery, Sydney, Two Birds of a Feather, GAUGE Gallery, Glebe, Sydney2nd Prize Small Works Art Prize, Art Studios Cooperative, GosfordFinalist of the Gosford Art Prize 2015.The 2016 Winner of the 22nd Margaret Smith Memorial Art PrizeFinalist of the Gosford Art Prize 2017.

Press

Art/Edit Magazine, SPRING 2016, ISSUE 11 http://laikraksts.com/raksti/7441

Influences

Australian nature never stops inspiring and surprising me. I see its decorative potential and aim to capture it through the use of bold colours and patterns. Expressive brushstrokes and bright hues help me to represent nature in new ways and depict the joy that I feel when encountering it. I use large canvases and brushes to capture the initial impression and eliminate unnecessary details. Acrylic paints allow me to create vivid colour combinations and trigger positive emotional response from the viewers.

35.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$310
50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil on linen, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$685
76cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$1,250
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$1,330
90cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil on linen, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$1,530
51cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on canvas, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$845
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Oil on canvas, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$732
35.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang. You can see golden paint on the background.
$290
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, painted edges, varnished, ready to hang
$945
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, golden paint
$952
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