Born 1973 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
In my childhood I was fascinated with books and their illustrations and very soon I started making my own illustrations of both the world surrounding me as well as the world inside me.
1984-1988 I attended afternoon Art College for teenagers aged 11-18 and adults. We were taught composition, life drawing, life painting, sculpture and ceramics.
By that time I discovered my favourite painters: Henry Tolouse-Lautrec and Mogidliani.
I also sold some artworks at my stoll during city art and craft fair.
In 1991 I went to study painting at Art Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan city, Poland.
My courses included drawing, painting, illustration, lettering, design, perspective and architecture basics, photography, anatomy, history af Art, history of Culture, art installation, History and English.
Poznan Art Academy was popular amongst foreign students. It was very modern and energetic art scool with internationally known artists and professors lecturing.
In 1996 I graduated with MA Degree in a range of painting.
My favourite painters were Rothko, Mattisse and Nowosielski.
I started selling and exhibiting my paintings while I was a student.
My works are in private collections in many countries : Germany, United States, Norway, Lithuania, France, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Holand, Belgium, Canada...
In 2007 I moved to Mancheter, UK. I remain in contact with Corner Gallery, Gatley,
Loka Gallery, Cheadle,
Stockport Art Group,
Art in The City, Stockport,
Yessy Gallery Online, USA.
Art is my passion. I work with oils, acrylics, print paint and make drawings. I take commissions.
My website: www.ivona-painting.co.uk
Artist's Location: Wythenshawe, Manchester.