I am Vaida Mikliušienė, an autodidact artist. A painter.
Born in 1980 in Kėdainiai, Lithuania, I received a Master in Law degree from Vilnius University, Lithuania, in 2004, and then worked for ten years as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property law, competition law, and litigation. Nonetheless, I felt that I could and should make art.
The idea of creating art became too tempting over time. I hung up my court attire and moved with my family to live in Switzerland in 2015. Now I am in Wädenswil, Canton Zürich, where I study and create art. I am married and have 2 daughters.
I stand for figurative art. I myself always search for humanity in every artwork that I see, therefore it is inevitable in my paintings too. Plants, animals, rivers, winds, and other elements of nature are inseparable from me and my art. Baltic culture, folklore, and traditional crafts are breaking through my heart and soul onto the canvas.
My every work starts from a pure and beautiful moment from real life. Then I just need some canvas, paper, oil paints, and time. Every painting is performed in a different way, technique, and style. I explore the endless possibilities of painting. The only thing that connects all this verbiage is me.
Each year I paint a different story. This year’s theme represents my own longing for peace and harmony. I depict stories happening in a never-ending evening filled with secrets and moonlight. It is about the people who a trying to sprout, unfold, and just be.
The creation of beauty was always a destiny of a woman. Respectively, I feel connected to this tradition through like-sewing, embroidering, or weaving, with my brush on canvas. I wonder whether my makings are more folk handicrafts or art.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my site.
Photo credit: Andrea Antosikova Photography