“I live in a beautiful country Lithuania. I’ve been drawing since I was a child. I love to work in a realistic style.
I mainly specialize in painting with oil on paper however I also work with charcoal, pastels and pencils. My true passion are animal artworks. Each animal has its own personality and through my work I try to capture their uniqueness, spirit and emotions.
Unfortunately I have breast and thyroid cancers. But I rarely think about it as I’m too busy getting on with creating art. I learned to relax and just take myself away from everything and paint. In 2016 July doctors found a big tumor in my brain. 4th of August tumor was removed, but due the side effect I don’t see with one eye. Anyway I try to get used to it and paint with one eye! My biggest wish is to survive and transform my creative dreams into reality. That`s why I understand other peoples pain and suffering well, and try to improve their mood at least a little through my art.”
Danguole Serstinskaja is a Lithuanian artist who creates masterful visual interpretations of animals. At first glance, these stunning artworks appear to be photographs. Specializing in drawing with charcoal, but also using pencils, pastels, dry oil brushes and a variety of media, Serstinskaja’s realistic paintings are rendered flawlessly, capturing the beauty of her subjects with intrinsic detail and simplicity—the result of long, meticulous observation.
Read more about this artist at the ATIM Fall 2016 Issue!