Danguole Serstinskaja Biography

Danguole is an award-winning artist from Lithuania who focuses on hyper realistic animal portraits. She grew up in Vilnius, Lithuania, and being surrounded by beautiful northern European wilderness has provided her a deep appreciation for nature and animals, which has grown to become the basis of her artistic aspiration. Danguole has lifelong experience as an artist, with skill ranging from academic art to impressionistic oil, pastel and acrylic painting. Danguole's works are owned by collectors around the world and have been featured in international publications. Memberships: Professional Member of "International Guild Of Realism" Academic at Mondial Art Academia Associate Member of "The Society Of Animal Artists" Achievements: INTERNATIONAL ART PROFESSIONALS AWARDS 2019 1st place, Mondial Art Academia (France) AMERICAN ART AWARDS "Masterpiece" Winner of 2018
Awarded 32 times in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, juried by America's 25 Best Galleries / Museums. Finalist in the 13th and 14th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competitions 2018 and 2019 Finalist in Richeson75 International "Animals, Birds & Wildlife" competition 2018 and 2019 Award Winning Artist Animals 2015 Art Exhibition Award Winning Artist Nature 2017 Art Exhibition

Artist's Statement

I have lifelong experience as an artist and after producing hundreds of drawings and paintings I eventually found and developed a rare drybrush technique which perfectly aligns with my artistic desire to portray animals deeply, accurately and efficiently. The said technique is applying oil on paper using a dry paint brush. Having mastered this technique I have gained a liberating amount of control over the intensity of shading and ability to add as much detail as I desire. I work layer after layer, until my artistic vision is fulfilled, and the result is art with distinct tonal gradation, hyperrealistic detail and contrast that makes the painting hard to distinguish from a photograph.