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Lidia Mikhaylova

The Hidden Beauty

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  • Open Studios (May 4+5, 12-6pm)
    Map# 99
    Brickbottom Artists Building
    1 Fitchburg Street C221
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Artist's Statement

I believe that the transformative power of visual art goes beyond simply creating aesthetically pleasing paintings. It serves as a conduit for healing on multiple levels, offering people a profound therapeutic experience.  

 

I am an artist, and the purpose of my art is to inspire people to see the hidden beauty in the simplicity of their surroundings. Too often we are waiting for miracles but forgetting to look at what is in front of us. There is a lot of beauty in everyday life! In order to notice it, we simply need to pause, look around and maybe ask yourself a question: what brings true richness to my life? 

 

As a child, I wanted to become an artist, but I did not. This is not an uncommon story not to go for your dreams. Born and raised in Russia, Siberia, I've spent most of my life working in the corporate world as a lawyer. After more than 15 years of successful career in Moscow, I made the decision to move to Riga, Latvia in the search of new ways to fulfill my dreams.

“If not now, when?”- I thought. Life is full of challenges anyway”.

Latvia is the place where I became inspired by the colorful imagery of my surroundings and completely fell in love with painting.

 

The fall of 2019 has been one of the happiest and most fulfilling periods in my life. I had an opportunity to travel across the ocean and witness the incredible beauty of the East Coast of America, as well as my art had an opportunity to be seen by the eyes of distinguished American viewers. Emigration taught me how to enjoy the change, as well as anticipating the transformation. I continue to capture the beauty of the surrounding reality on silk, the most refined and vibrant material. From that I get an incredible pleasure. And I would like to share this pleasure with you. Because I passionately believe that the beauty of nature heals us, and makes our world a better and cleaner place.

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