About the author
"Everyday. Night - day, day - night - it is a continuous and endless cycle of time, like a path to eternity. It is the rhythm of time, sometimes smooth, calm and plastic, sometimes jerky and violent and sometimes sharp. Painting is a path between day and night, a dotted line towards self-capture, self-knowledge, a deep sigh. There is no time in painting. It absorbs, engages, soothes, refreshes and uplifts. It is the light of day and night.
I am always looking for harmony of colours, spots, lines. An abstract narrative dominates my work. The paintings pulsate with the energy of free brushstrokes. Painting is an abstract rhyme of breath or wordless poetry. For me, it is about the state of being, merging with the fields, mountains, forest, river, city. Painting not only allows me to enjoy the play of light and shadows, the mysterious sense of space, but also to reflect on the relationship between man and nature and urban life," - says the author.
Jolanta Kanapickaitė lives and works in Vilnius, Stakliškės and Molėtai. She studied painting at the Vilnius Justinas Vienožinskis Art School (Painting. Instructor Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė), and in 1992-1993 at the Jūratė Stauskaitė Children and Youth Art School. In 2000 he graduated from the Master of Visual Arts (Painting. Supervisor prof. Ričardas Bartkevičius), and was awarded the qualification of a teacher of art at a gymnasium and an art school (Supervisor prof. Jonas Gudmonas). In 1999, the Master's degree in Social Pedagogy was awarded. In 2009, defended the doctoral dissertation in social sciences - education O7S and awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The topic of individualisation of adult art education was examined. Since 2013 she has been working at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, actively participating in painting exhibitions and various library cultural education activities.
Since 2022 she has been elected to the Council of the Society of Art Educators, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.