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Silja Salmistu

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2015

Artworks for sale: 158

(3)

Denmark

About Silja Salmistu

 
 
  • Biography
    Hi, welcome to my little gallery!
     I am Silja, Estonian living and working in Denmark. I was graduated from Tartu Art School as a designer-decorator in 1986, and from Tartu University as a painter in 1994. In 1997, I attended art line course in Samsø High School in Denmark.
    In my still life paintings, I aim to reach the poetry of the ordinary. I pick those everyday objects that follow and serve in our lives and with their silent presence can tell a story about us. My painting process vary from one- two sessions to several months. I try  to get the picture  to "breathe", to become alive. Well, it does`t always happen, but when it does, I feel really happy and my time spent on it not entirely wasted.
    In my watercolor paintings, my approach is more loose and playful, where the incidental and unpredictable is allowed to take the lead.
    Another new discovery for me are pastels. I love the immediate touch working with them. Pastels don`t need time to dry, so I can keep on the flow of my process without breaks.
    Thank you for taking a look!
  • Links
  • Education

    1989 - 1994

    Tartu University

    1982 - 1986

    Tartu Art School

  • Awards

    2016

    Winner of The 18th Annual Pastel 100 Competition

    5th place in Still Life and Flowers category
  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

Links


Education

1989 - 1994

Tartu University

1982 - 1986

Tartu Art School


Awards

2016

Winner of The 18th Annual Pastel 100 Competition

5th place in Still Life and Flowers category

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

Hi, welcome to my little gallery!
 I am Silja, Estonian living and working in Denmark. I was graduated from Tartu Art School as a designer-decorator in 1986, and from Tartu University as a painter in 1994. In 1997, I attended art line course in Samsø High School in Denmark.
In my still life paintings, I aim to reach the poetry of the ordinary. I pick those everyday objects that follow and serve in our lives and with their silent presence can tell a story about us. My painting process vary from one- two sessions to several months. I try  to get the picture  to "breathe", to become alive. Well, it does`t always happen, but when it does, I feel really happy and my time spent on it not entirely wasted.
In my watercolor paintings, my approach is more loose and playful, where the incidental and unpredictable is allowed to take the lead.
Another new discovery for me are pastels. I love the immediate touch working with them. Pastels don`t need time to dry, so I can keep on the flow of my process without breaks.
Thank you for taking a look!
 
 
 
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