|Professional Fine Artist
born 1973 in Vilnius, Lithuania
Studied 1990-1996 in University of Fine Arts in Poznan city, West Poland.
Member of Poznan Society Of Painters in years 1999-2006.
Member of Lithuanian Art Society in Vilnius since 2001.
1993 – Modern Art Centre Bialystok, Poland, group exhibition
1995 - Art Consulting Gallery Elzbieta Szymanska, Poznan, Poland
1998 - Group Exhibition throughout Austria
2000 - Znad Wilii Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2002 - Znad Wilii Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004 - Modern Art Centre in Poznan PALACE (Zamek), Poznan, Poland
2006 - Community Centre ‘Victoria’, Poznan, Poland
2009 - Corner Gallery, Gatley
2011 - Open Window Gallery, Manchester, Quay Street (ArtInTheCity)
2011 - oncoming exhibition in LOKA Gallery, Cheadle Village, in July-August, Greater Manchester, UK
Galeria Znad Wilii, Vilnius, Lithuania
Art Gallery Gida, Poznan, Poland
Loka Gallery, Cheadle, UK
ArtIntheCity Gallery, Stockport, UK
The Corner Gallery, Gatley, UK
Gallery 22, Hale, Altrincham, UK
website: www.ivona-painting.co.uk, www.ivonatorovin.com
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tel: 07 895 888 060
During five years of studies I learnt a lot about art history and techniques and contemporary art theories, and developed my own style. I was trained to make conceptual art, which meant that my final diploma series of paintings had to go with some kind of a philosophical artist statement.
I started exhibiting and selling paintings while I was a student and many of my works are now in collections all around the world.
Apart from painting, I set my interest on monotype technique which I loved since my youth. Graphic art gives me an opportunity to use my drawing skills and is an entirely different world in regards to painting.
I have been painting for more than 20 years now. Everything I see or do in my everyday life gives me ideas and inspiration to paint. My art is mostly figurative, I concentrate on people and their feelings, and relationship between them. I cannot go without painting for couple of days, it makes me feel uncomfortable and unfulfilled.
The world of colours and shapes is never boring to me and I love the struggle of putting them ‘right’. When I reach the desired harmony it is a very rewarding feeling.
Some paintings happen in two days and some are being made over two years. Painting to me is a fulfilling of inner desire to express something that I already feel but cannot possibly describe in words or photos. I can only compare it to music.