I was born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania. I was always an artsy kid, doing painting, theatre, dance, writing: any form of self-expression I felt was right. The one that stuck with me was drawing and painting.
I graduated from Asian Studies department at my University, and moved to Japan. There, I started painting more than ever before, and I discovered a centuries-long traditional Japanese painting tradition, which uses mineral pigments as its medium. As someone living 8,000 km away from the place I was born and raised in, nostalgia and semi-forgotten memories is an important component of my creative work.