June 22 - 24, 2018 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM I Sunday 11AM - 5PM
Celebrating
20 Years!

Loretta Petraitis

Saint Petersburg, FL Medium:Painting Booth:GN11 Website:http://www.lorettapetraitis.com Email:lorettapetra@gmail.com

I was born in Lithuania on August 16 ,1964. Since my childhood I had a dream to become a professional artist .My best time spending was drawing, painting ,creating entire interior designs and textile paterns .I decorated my room walls and imagined most spectacular projects in my mind. My passion drove me to the art school ,where I studied interior and graphic design for 2 years. 1988 I entered Vilnius Academy of Arts and received MFA 1994 . While studying ,I worked at textile factory as patern printing designer and after graduation I was invited to take Senior Designer position at one of largest textile factory Kauno Audiniai. After emigration to US in 1996, I became entirely focused on my passion for painting ,as my most fluent ,instant creative space .Although,being an proffesional artist , I never ceased to be a student ,learning new techniques ,finding new ways to transform my ideas into the body of artwork. My latest teachers are Light and Color .I constantly study how the sun interacts with different surfaces, such as the rusty metal, deteriating concrete, water and urban industrial landscapes. When creating the picture, I strive to communicate a sence of realism and simplicity in which the space speaks throuh the painting. My purpose of these compositions is to convey the emotional memories ,smels,sounds and plain feelings of the moment.