I was born Nov. 4, 1956 in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. I grew up in the city but from the early years I would cherish the time spent in the nature, I would spend summers with my aunt in rural village of Lithuania. When I was ten or twelve, with my friends we took a trip to the woods with my camera, we tried to take pictures of some wild animals. The adventure was not very successful in capturing some amazing wildlife pics but the seed of love for photography was sown.
At the end of my studies in the secondary school I got interested in arts and I decided to study architecture at Vilnius Technical University. Later I felt that this is too technical for my taste and quit the studies. All my time I would spend painting on canvas with oil paints. As a support for my painting I started taking pictures and I did not even notice how photography became the main venue for my creativity. I became a member of National Association of Lithuanian Fine Art Photographers, started participating in international exhibitions, I got more and more involved in fine art photography.
Through my career as a photographer I worked in many different places. I worked in the computer plant as a photographer and graphic designer, in the weekly cultural newspaper as a reporter, in National Opera and Ballet theater as a photographer, in national Contemporary Art museum as a photographer. In the National Association of Fine Art photographers I worked as an executive secretary of Vilnius photographers, organized exhibitions, professional trainings and seminars, lectures, trips.
As to the subject to my art photography I was mostly interested in observing the reality around me in a quiet way. Instead of flashy and impressive events I would choose to explore very ordinary, common life events, I would look for something that is so common that most people would not care to notice. Old lady in the seclude place feeding pigeons, lonely child running with untended pushcart, abandoned book on a windowsill, laundry on the lines in an unkept courtyard. There was something about those things that attracted me, maybe because there was nothing pretentious about them or that there was something in them from eternity, humble conciliation with their destiny, peaceful coexistence.