JURITA: ARTIST PORTFOLIO

JURITA

Nationality: British
DOB:  1966

COVER LETTER:

I am applying for a Fine Art school, my portfolio will be in a digital format and will consist mostly of work that I have done within that field, sketches and drawings.
I am using about 16 pieces in my portfolio.
I use different types of mediums in my portfolio to show that I am well rounded and capable of doing different art forms.
I grouped up these mediums together so that my portfolio clearly shows my different abilities and how I use each medium in my art.
Art Work Group by medium:
– watercolor
– oil
– acrylic
Art Work Group by Subject/ Style:
– animals
– city view
– abstract
– florist
I chose completed pieces to show the process and development. This reveals my skills, commitment, and depth of knowledge as well as gives context of the creation and thoughtful process behind my work.
When I draw something from observation, I aim for the sense of realism, without creating a rigid, mechanical copy of it. I want to show only my best, the pieces that certainly, without a doubt, show quality, ability, artistry, and creativity.
Supplemental articles, publications or awards Art School Group Show exhibition 2017. The mentioned shows that my work has been recognised by others having previous exposure.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Jurita is a professional web designer who is devoted to the arts. With gained Certificate from University of Tel Aviv, she continues to learn about contemporary art and design on courses throughout London.
Jurita’s art background began by training as a web-site designer. She then studied Fine Art at the Francine-Clauzel and Carol Baker Class of Art (2006 to 2008), before progressing to the Mr Sergei Minin Class of Art (2007-current) http://sergeiminin.co.uk/
She founded Lady Ju Gallery in 2016 and then since have been involved in the development of the gallery and the integration of new technologies in the art field. Her experience working in galleries include liaising with artists and their representatives, sales, social media promotion and organising exhibitions. She is inspired by working with artists – their passion fuels her own.

TECHNIQUE OF WORK:

The painting are painted with high quality “Winsor & Newton” artist’s oil colour paints with added linseed oil on canvas gallery stretching. Oil painting has been fully dried out within couple of months before being protected with dammar varnishing. Dammar Varnish used is the oldest liquid varnish, this gives a very high gloss and gives protection to recently completed oil paintings.

EXHIBITIONS HISTORY:

Ms Jurita participates in Art exhibitions, showing her work amongst the works by leading masters of fine art: Mall Gallery of Royal Society of British Artists, Saatchi Gallery, Lady Ju Gallery in London.

LIST OF ARTWORK:

LIGHT PINK ROSE
©Jurita, 2017, watercolor, 42 x 29 cm

Jurita’s paintings help suffer, experiencing long paths in eternity. In the bouton of the rose, Jurita sees the symbol of infinity, because the rose is rounded up, and the circle has no beginning and no end and therefore symbolizes infinity. The short, captivating beauty of the rose reminds us of the transience of human life.

 

 

A LITTLE PATIENCE
© Jurita, 2017,   Watercolor on Paper, 29 x 42 cm

Contemporary abstract Art Cubist Figurative Picasso and Vincent van Gogh Style life. The picture got its name from the situation at artist’s house. Jurita drew her works so enthusiastically and excitingly that the dog got tired of waiting for the walk in the park to begin. Masik jumped on the table, went to the computer and stared at the artist with a hypnotic look, hoping to go for a walk in the park. Seeing these eyes full of hope, Jurita assured Masik with the words “Well, wait a little bit, we will go for a walk now.” It is from these words that the name of the picture “Wait a little bit” took its beginning.

CALLA LILIES IN BLUE
© Jurita, 2017,  watercolor 26 cm x 36 cm 

Flowers are one of my favorite subjects, I am a gardener and grow many of the flowers I paint.

GOTHIC CATHEDRALS
©Jurita, 2017, watercolor, 42 x 29 cm

In her extensive travels throughout Europe, she stops to capture the finest details of Gothic cathedrals or the rooftops of residential streets, then smoothly fading away the entire painting into a wash of ghostly color. The mixture of detailed elements and watery abstraction results in hazy, dreamlike imagery that seems to constantly surprise and intrigue as if lifted directly from a memory.

ETERNAL LOVE
©Jurita, 2016, watercolor, 21 x 15 cm 

Someday I will return to you by the rain, 
Rain in autumn in the memory of the rustling, 
You will tell me, It was all a dream … 
And I will answer, It was happiness… 
(“My life in memory of Eternal Love” by Ms Jurita, 2017)

The first title of the picture in 2016 was “Missing Love”. Then the artist replaced the title of painting with a more accurate painting title as “Eternal Love.” Since love lives forever. In the artist’s life there were difficult periods, tragedies. Her deeply beloved, wonderful friend died from heart attack many years ago. Eternal love and memory of him live in the artwork of the artist. Her paintings help the suffer and experience the long paths in eternity. On the painting we can see that her beautiful friend is already gone forever in eternity. In the space of the color, Jurita sees the symbol of infinity, because color has no beginning and no end and therefore symbolizes infinity.
Video Presentation: Charles Aznavour and Jurita in memory of Eternal Love (Russian Language versions of song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpFDo3Oxxxk&feature=youtu.be

TWO BEAUTIFUL WILD HORSES IN PROFILE BEFORE GALLOPING
©Jurita , 2017, watercolor, 42 x 29 cm

Two Beautiful Wild Horses In Profile Laughing and Surprised brown stallions before galloping, jumping. The depicted mythological and allegorical horses are combined into a kind of theatrical action created by the imagination of the artist, striking with an abundance of light and shade. 

Jurita’s drew this painting in London, in the center of business, the City of Westminster. The artist sees in the frenzied horse the energy, which we receive in huge portions from the energy of a big metropolis city, which then lives its pace and rhythm. The artist wants to convey to the viewer the opportunity to feel its’ energy, so it means that the rhythms get in unison.

 

JAZZ VIOLA
©Jurita, watercolor, 26 x 18 см

Jazz is a complex musical figure, bright instrumental solos and turns. Jurita is not indifferent to Jazz, so much that she created a whole series of paintings with the same name “JAZZ SERIES”. Thus, the author points out her respect to the genius of Jazz, pays tribute to the skill of jazz performers. The works included represent a “cocktail” of emotion transmission through color and form, through the combination of lines and shapes which determine the mood of the paintings.

 

BIRDS OF PARADISE IN NIGHT JUNGLE
© Jurita , 2017,  oil on panel 17.8 x 12.7 x 3 mm 

The depicted mythological and allegorical flowers are combined into a kind of theatrical action created by the imagination of the artist, striking with an abundance of light and shade. This artwork represents a “cocktail” of emotion transmission through color and form, through the combination of application, lines and shapes which determine the mood of the work and an explosive experience of color and soul. Scarlet color or, as it is called in another way, carmine, causes associations with blood, strength, power.

 

GARLAND WITH A VARIETY OF FLOWERS, INCLUDING ROSES, TULIPS AND OTHER FLOWERS
© Jurita, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 x 3 cm 

The depicted mythological and allegorical flowers are combined into a kind of theatrical action created by the imagination of the artist, striking with an abundance of light and shade. The artist’s favourite classic music, which filled the work with an invisible presence, can be felt through a combination of colors. 

Video Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kupq0_q66tE&feature=youtu.be

A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE IN THE OLD CITY
©Jurita, 2018, Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm 

On the cobblestone pavement (English Walking up the cobblestone pavement of Old City) –the idea of ​​the painting came to Jurita’s in 2016 when she was walking along the Old City with her little friend Terrier Masik. There is a legend that a happy stone lays in the old town in the middle of the street. On a granite cobble-stone from nature, with colored prodlets, a clear figure of two is two. They say that if you stand on a cobblestone with two lovers, then their desire will come true.

THE ROOF OF THE OLD RIGA
©Jurita, 2018, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 x 3 cm 

This artwork represents a “cocktail” of emotion transmission through color and form, through the combination of application, lines and shapes which determine the mood of the work and an explosive experience of color and soul. The artist often uses the red color when creating her paintings. Her attitude to life can be conveyed, she believes, with the help of the warmest color in the color scheme. The artist’s favourite classic music, which filled the work with an invisible presence, can be felt through a combination of only 2 basic colors.  
Video Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdhec83L1sI&feature=youtu.be  

CLOWN&HARLEQUIN FACE
© Jurita, 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 x 1 cm 

Beautiful oil on canvas painting of the Clown and harlequin faces. She stubbornly searches for her own manner of filing, experimenting with lines and color rendition. The painting refers to the early period of the artist’s work.
Video Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ev8ImGhSA&feature=youtu.be 

MASIK 
©Jurita, 2018, acrylic on canvas panel, 30 x 40 cm 

Amazing acrylic painting of Jurita’s artist family dog “BAD BOY TYLER” (Home called as “Masik”), In memory of Lovely dog that has been in her life. Rembrandt van Rijn’s red-orange colours with attracted accent and sweet doggy. Elegantly sitting sweet tiny doggy Masik of black-apricot-orange-gold veined with red, open with open heart with attractively friendly eyes. The growth is open and spreading with dark red matt space. Great detail in the hair, there are even each hair! Great composition and colors! Really different than the typical animals and walltop paintings you generally see.

Dog and classical music in a park. Elegant relaxing sweet tiny doggy Masik of black-apricot-orange-gold veined with red, open with open heart with attractively friendly eyes. The growth is open and spreading with dark red matt space. Great detail within the hair, there are even each hair! 

 

CAT FACE
 ©Jurita, 2018, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

Beautiful oil canvas painting of the Cat face. This is a homeless cat. He lives in London. So this is little cat’s face in a different lifestyle. He is walking around our house sometimes so I took photos of her so I could do this. Five to ten percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%. We are restless till we rest in God. …..St. Agustine Jurita’s a big fan of the art tradition found within the paintings. The painting refers to the early period of the artist’s work.

 

CAT FACE
 ©Jurita, 2018, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

Beautiful oil canvas painting of the Cat face. This is a homeless cat. He lives in London. So this is little cat’s face in a different lifestyle. He is walking around our house sometimes so I took photos of her so I could do this. Five to ten percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%. We are restless till we rest in God. …..St. Agustine Jurita’s a big fan of the art tradition found within the paintings. The painting refers to the early period of the artist’s work.

Example of the sketch with pencils and watercolor shade in Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) ideas.
©Jurita 2017
Example of the sketch with pencils. Peppers in pot.
©Jurita 2017
Landscape basic sketch with pencil and work in progress. 
©Jurita 2018, Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
Fast sketch watercolor drawing still life. Jug and apple in bowl on the table. 
©Jurita 2017, watercolor, 20 x 30 cm