About the author
Leonardas Černiauskas is an artist with a distinctive painting style.
Looking at Leonardas Černiauskas's works, one has two feelings - on the one hand, the image is familiar, very much one's own, but at the same time, it seems strange, surprising. On the one hand, you see a Lithuanian rural landscape, so familiar and as if bored, but longed for after a long journey, and on the other hand, you see expressive brushstrokes on the canvas, and one bright colour spot next to another even brighter one.
Whatever else, one cannot accuse Leonards Černiauskas of being boring. It is not surprising that the author likes autumn best, when the flaming leaves of the trees contrast with the blue of the sky, but for him, the winter is far from grey and murky - the snow is painted with all kinds of reflections, and the clouds are broken by the sun's rays. The brushstrokes are bold, energetic and purposeful, the contrasting colour combinations burst with life and temperament, and our tranquil Lithuanian landscapes look as spectacular as the exotic lands of the South.
Leonardas Černiauskas' paintings are in private collections in Lithuania, Europe and the USA. In Žemaitija National Park, in the former water mill of Count Suazelis, he established his "Art Gallery...- Workshop", where he currently lives and works.
The artist has held about 85 solo exhibitions of his paintings.
He belongs to the Žemaitija Artists' Union and is the head of the Plungė professional artists' group "3+".