About the author
The author lives and works in Kaunas. She studied at St. Žukas Art Technical School, later graduated Vilnius Academy of Arts. The artist's creative activity has been going on for 20 years: since 2002 she has been participating in exhibitions and has organized 12 personal exhibitions. Laima Giedraitienė works as an art therapist, illustrates books for children.
The painter creates abstract works using oil painting techniques, improvises with subtle coloristic combinations. One of the sources of inspiration and ideas is nature: the seasons, a fragment of the natural landscape or a plant motif, which is often developed into a much more abstract visual, emotional, mood-inspired painting. The works are divided into two groups: improvisations that preserve the contour of the plant, landscape, sail, which connect real and abstract segments, fragments of everyday life with an infinitely individual, enchanting world, abstract concept of space, abstract landscape or human figure. The coloristic dynamics of the narrative, stylization, landscape, architecture, stylization of the contour of human figure are especially important in them. The viewer is invited to stop, to see the universal eternity and time repetition moment in everyday detail.
Other works are focused on the testimony of the harmony of the inner world, the change of mood, the images of dialogue with the environment. Very often these abstract works are inspired by the details of nature, by minimizing and stylizing these motifs they turn into a more universal image of the perception of the environment. This is evidenced by the titles of the works, which are minimalist, subjective, testifying only to the source of inspiration for the painting: "Sowthistles", "Summer Rain", "Autumn", the most important element of the work composition is a nuance of color and improvisation. A fragment of the plant from which grows a mystical, symbolic landscape that becomes a map of the spiritual world, extremely subtle and sensitive, addressed to the educated evaluator of abstract painting. In the context of Lithuanian abstract painting, Laima Jonynaitė-Giedraitienė's works are distinguished by the quiet, subtle and stylized abstract language of painting, subtle, muted by the world of pastel colors. All this is the individual stylistics of the painter, testifying to the concept and expression of the female self. Paintings have been purchased by private collectors in Lithuania and abroad.