About the author
"I was born in Druskininkai. I studied fine and applied art for 14 years at the Druskininkai Art School, Šiauliai University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Master's degree in painting. I have held over 50 group and over 100 solo exhibitions, and have participated in 11 international plein air exhibitions. I belong to the Lithuanian Artists' Union (Individualists) group.
I find themes for my work everywhere: in nature, in life or in a fleeting moment of memories. I often depict interiors and still lifes, human figures. I am interested in mythological and historical themes, dance, as well as social and world current affairs.
I paint what helps me to express thoughts or ideas that emerge from my memory years later. They take a long time to mature and then blossom into the most precious colours," says the artist.
Vilma Vasiliauskaitė's paintings are characterised by pastel colours and muted tones, and some works are so sensitively executed that they give the impression of watercolours, but Vilma paints in oils. Depicting ballerinas and the details of their everyday life, the artist highlights fragments of body movement and dance, and uses brushstrokes to create the impression of movement on canvas.
The artist's account is also rich in more theatrical details of ballet backstage life, and the arrangement of the folds of cloth and the feminine are depicted in a very suggestive way. An important theme in Vilma's work is undoubtedly freedom, which is also suggested by the uplifted wings of the birds and the vigour of the body in dance. There are also nostalgic childhood memories and a philosophical sense of anticipation.
Lithuanian Artists’ Association Member
This artist was acknowledged by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania