Tatjana born and raised in Latvia, on of Baltic States, capital city Riga Latvia is small country on the coast of Baltic sea, next to Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania. It is former part of Soviet union and become independent again from occupation in 1990 during calm revolution. Western European culture and traditions has always dominated in Latvia. There are several well known artists in America, that have come from Latvia – Mark Rhotko, Vija Celmins, Gustav Klucis. Latvia is also famous for its opera artists, ballet dancer Barishnikov, singers Maija Kovalevska, Kristna Opolais and others. Born 1954. December 6. in Riga. Currently live in 2 locations – Winters in capital city Riga, however warm months of the year I spend in countryside, small town of Iecava in our private house. Place with decorative garden and workshop. Being a lecturer of painting, drawing and composition I try to teach my students my professional skills of technique, drawing, composition and colour. Next is in the hands of time, where each genius is judged by time, spectators and specialists.
Most difficult part in my creative work lifeI believe it is feeling, that I always paint old school, not modern way of today’s painting. I cannot follow trends of fashion and mainstream. Themes of my paintings are different. Was even more tuff when I was younger, many pillows left in tiers. Sometimes it is hard to be your self. But years passing and organically living that I have become mature and used to that.
50 words about my work....Painting is the way I think, my philosophy. As example – something gets me emotionally worried, interested and excited – that is impulse of beginning. Next I think much and share a result of my thoughts with spectator. Doing that best way I can do as a professional artist. I perceive a human being as a part of macrocosmos. And our selves as microcosmos with our internal galaxies. That explains why Nordic Renaissance artists are so intimate to me. I my paintings I try to put my thoughts, feelings, energy and emotions. This is why I think my paintings are not only mediator between artist and spectator, but painting live their own private life. Nothing can be born from emptiness.
About art...I think that fine Art must first impact and affect our world of feelings and that should create response emotions, preferably – positive. That is key motive in my art. I try to pass this message in my art works – what is important to me spiritually and emotionally. First I search for interesting form. Composition of painting is my priority. That is most important, hard and interesting thing during the creation of painting. My compositions are always emphasized in details, balanced and without accident, everything has been created before in mind and spiritual process. I believe as result these paintings tune to thoughts, associations, kind of symbolism, but not too primitive or formal. Paint and drawing I consider as a very important instrument of expression. Try always use harmonic paint blend. In love with all white colour shades and tones. Same thing about my favorite pearly paints, gray and my gold ocher chord paint. Technical performance of painting is something I treat very delicate and call it as “oil painting technical culture”. As example – we see that in use of transparent layers of colour in random mix of think pastozy, leaving clean canvas with visible lines of paint.
Being a lecturer of painting, drawing and composition I try to teach my students my professional skills of technique, drawing, composition and colour. Next is in the hands of time, where each genius is judged by time, spectators and specialists.