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ARŪNAS VILKEVIČIUS

Vilnius, LITUANIE

Tel. : +37068659766

Email : arunasvilkevicius@gmail.com

Site : www.arunasvilkevicius.com

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

“Your brush is like an optimistic mirror reflecting the beauty and lightness of life” - Thom Bierdz, President of American Art Awards 

 

I am a self-taught furniture and watercolour artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. I have never studied art. I obtained my technician qualification from Vilnius College of Technologies and Design in 1986.

 

For the past 30 years, my passion has been furniture art. I only recently discovered Watercolour art in 2016.

 

I create bespoke wooden furniture and décor elements in a variety of styles. My favourite style is Art Nouveau. The art of this epoch is inspired by nature with abundant references to trees, flowers, birds and at first glance, endless wavy curved lines. When I create unique, artistic pieces of furniture, I use my artistic skills; unleash my creativity and my realistic nature and express my gratitude to the creator.

 

I loved painting when I was a child. I remember myself immersing into the beauty that surrounded me and painted it onto canvas or paper. I used different mediums – oils, pencils, ink. This was a childhood hobby and only now, it became my obsession.

 

Watercolour was not a medium I felt comfortable using. I felt it was too unpredictable and I wasn’t ready to face the challenges it would bring.

 

Life is a funny old thing. I do believe things happen for a reason! Certain events happened in my life and I stopped and listened to my intuition. This is when I discovered watercolour which I felt so challenged by in the past.

 

I decided to undertake these challenges, face my fears head on and explore the endless possibilities whilst at the same time, learning how to master this medium. Watercolour has very little room for errors but it also has no boundaries for lightness and self-expression!

 

Since discovering watercolour and falling in love with this medium, I believe this is the beginning of my new life’s path filled with passion and purpose. I have a burning desire to learn and experiment. I am so blessed to walk the path where perfection doesn’t exist ….

 

 

ARTIST ACHIEVEMENTS 

 

 

2017 

 

Personal solo exhibition in Vilnius, Gallery Skizze – March 2017

 

 

2018

 

GAWA International Watercolour Online Contest - Special Recognition' award with "Luna", watercolour on paper 42 x 28 cm

 

 

American Art Awards: 

 

Category 3 Watercolour Human Nature – 4th place with "Rita", watercolour on paper 51 x 30 cm and 6th place with "Melka", watercolour on paper 53 x 33 cm

 

Category 35 Realism Landscapes – 3rd place with "Water stones", watercolour on paper 66 x 43 cm 

 

ABU RAWASH PRIZE 2nd International Watercolour Contest 2018

 

Appreciation award with "Water stones", watercolour on paper 66 x 43 cm 

 

 

2019 

 

Fabriano in Acquarello 2019 participant selected for Itinerant exhibition with “Autumn symphony”, watercolour on paper 56 x 38 cm.

 

Certificate of Appreciation – artwork exhibited in the permanent exhibition of Internatonal Watercolor Museum in Fabriano – Italy. 

 

GAWA Annual International Watercolour Online Contest - 2019 - winning 'Among Best 50' e-certificate award - “Bali…the Moment of Joy…”, watercolour on paper 56 cmx 38 cm 

 

The 1st International Watercolour Exhibition and Festival IWS Finland 2019 

 

The Second Excellent Work Award – “Water stones” watercolour on paper 66 x 43 cm 

 

Jumbish International Online Horse Art Competition 2019 – Grand Winner with “Aristocrat”, watercolour on paper 40 x 40 cm and Jumbish International Love Art Competition 2019 Grand winner with “Eternal love of sisterhood”, watercolour on paper 65 x 48 cm 

 

14th International ARC Salon Competition – Finalist in Imaginative Realism Category with “Rasa...The Moment...”, watercolour on paper, 31 x 48 cm 

 

1st International watercolour online contest IWS Sare gallery Moscow– Bronze medal winner with “Whispers of spring” 26 x 33 cm 

 

Participant in V International New Techniques, Concepts and Developments in Watercolor Biennial 2019 in Caudete (Spain) - “Bali…the Moment of Joy…”, watercolour on paper 56 cmx 38 cm

 

ABU RAWASH PRIZE 3rd International Watercolour Contest 2019

 

Appreciation award with “Bali…the Moment of Joy…”, watercolour on paper 56 cmx 38 cm

 

 

American Art Awards: 

 

1st place with “The whispers of spring, watercolour on paper 56 x 38;

 

4th place with “Rasa...The Moment...”, watercolour on paper, 31 x 48 cm;

 

5th place with “Bali…the Moment of Joy…”, watercolour on paper 56 cm 38 cm .

 

1st place in the category Sculptors/Non Representational with “Console with carved orchids” – 150x90x50 – American walnut 

 

International Watercolor Contest 2019 by Galleria Esde – Honourable Mention – artwork “ Rebirth of the Soul” – watercolour on paper, 56 x 38 cm 

 

 

2020 

 

Country representative in Fabriano in Acquarello 2020 with artwork “Rebirth of the Soul” – watercolour on paper, 56 x 38 cm 

 

Selected artist in III. International small format watercolour festival Mini Castra 2020 – artwork watercolour on paper “Dominyka” 21 x 15 cm

 

Selected artist for 1st International Biennale of watercolor art in Poland (2020) - artwork watercolour on paper “Luna” 42 x 28 cm

 

 

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