I am a Lithuanian artist, painting realism, my main subject are Animals. In my work I want to show their uniqueness, expression and emotion. I use various painting techniques, like pastel, oil on canvas, charcoal, graphite, however in the last 6 years I became extraordinarily interested in painting with oil on paper, using dry brush technique. It is not an easy technique, which requires a lot of time to learn and master. It is an exceptionally rare technique, and to my knowledge I'm the only animalist painter using the dry brush technique in the world.
At the moment my works are well known online and sold internationally to collectors from 47 countries, however I would like to make the next step in my career and try out my collaboration with serious art galleries.
Education:1981 - 1985 School of Art "Justino Vienozinskio" Four year program in academic painting and drawing as well engraving, linocut, art history, sculpture
Winner in the 2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS, juried by 25 USA's Best Galleries / Museums. Cathegory "Floral Realism" 6th place. Artwork "Poppies" 12 x 16" Pastel on pastel mat
Winner in the 2015 AMERICAN ART AWARDS, juried by 25 USA's Best Galleries / Museums. Cathegory "Realism Animal" 1st place. Artwork "Tortoiseshell Cat" 14 x 10" Pastel on Velour paper.
Winner in the 2014 AMERICAN ART AWARDS, juried by 25 USA's Best Galleries / Museums. Cathegory "Realism Animal" 3rd place. Artwork "Chihuahua" 8.3x11.7" Charcoal on Canson drawing paper
Top 60 Master Of Contemporary Art 2016. Arttour International Magazine. I have been selected as one of 60 artists to receive the ATIM Masters Certificate 2016 issue each year by ArtTour International Magazine and I invited to participate in ATIM'S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2016. Only 60 artists are selected each year to receive this honour.
Special Recognition in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Animals Art Competition 2015. Artwork "Tiger In Water" pastel on Velour paper
Special Merit Category in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Animals Art Competition 2015. Artwork "Tortoiseshell Cat" pastel on Velour paper
Second Place in the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery "Open" 2015 Show. Artwork "Tortoiseshell Cat" 14 x 10" Pastel on Velour paper.