Featured Artist Baiba Limane

Latvian artist Baiba Limane paints vibrant, busy cityscapes filled with the energy of urban life. View more of her portfolio online.

 

New York cityscape by Baiba Limane

“For a Walk in New York City” oil on canvas, 60cm x 40cm

 

Since I was a child, I’ve always known that my life would be connected to art.

 

Riga, Latvia cityscape by Baiba Limane

“Evening in Old Riga” oil on canvas, 54cm x 40cm

 

At ten, during drawing lessons, my teacher would ask me to sketch samples of what she wanted us to do on the chalkboard to show the other students.

 

New York cityscape by Baiba Limane

“Late Walk in New York” oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm

 

When I was eleven, I was already drawing lifelike portraits.

 

New York cityscape painting by Baiba Limane

“Rainy Evening in New York” oil on canvas, 80cm x 60cm

 

I attended the Latvian Academy of Arts in Riga, Latvia. After I graduated, I got married and had two children, both of whom are grown and have found ways to connect to art. My son Tom is an architect in London, and my beautiful daughter Krista is studying to become an art therapist.

 

New York cityscape painting by Baiba Limane

“Little Street in New York” oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm

 

While my children were growing up, I spent many years as an art teacher, both in schools and as a studio instructor. I created art as well, but I painted too little for myself. My other work took most of my energy.

 

New York cityscape by Baiba Limane

“Winter Evening in New York” oil on canvas, 80cm x 60cm

 

I finally left all that behind. I have begun to follow my dream of being an artist, dedicating my life and myself to that dream. Since then, I’ve participated in a number of exhibitions in Russia and Latvia.

 

Livu Square in Riga, Latvia cityscape painting by Baiba Limane

“Livu Square in Riga (The Capital of Latvia)” oil on canvas, 120cm x 100cm

 

My passion is painting portraits, but I also love to paint urban environments, cityscapes and landscapes. This gives me the opportunity to prove that I am gifted at painting a variety of subjects.

 

New York cityscape painting by Baiba Limane

“New York in Red” oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm

 

I am fascinated by cities. When I was little, I lived in the country. I was jealous of those who lived in the capital city. The visual rhythm, perspectives, lights and reflections on glass and wet asphalt found in a city inspires and stimulates my creative spirit.

 

New York Times Square painting by Baiba Limane

“Times Square in New York” oil on canvas, 90cm x 70cm

 

Although I am drawn to the beauty and power of a cityscape, I find myself focusing on what exists inside the urban environment. The variety of people who live there have such different lives.

 

New York cityscape painting by Baiba Limane

“Sunset in New York” oil on canvas, 40cm x 110cm

 

For the most part, I use acrylics and oils when painting. I also enjoy working with many other mediums, such as watercolor, photography, collage and digital art. I have created illustrations, sketches and cartoons. When working on digital images, I only use my own photography and material.

 

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Comments

  1. Indeed your cityscape paintings are amazing. I’m glad that Baiba stuck with her true calling. With the distractions of outside world, we tend to get deviated from doing what we love. I’m glad that your paintings can now see the light of day. Thank you for sharing your art!

  2. Sergej Baranov says

    Super!

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