Sweets for sale

Maria Theresa mother of Queen of France Marie Antoinette wrote to her daughter who have recently arrived in France at age of 14 to marry the future Louis XVI and there already was a bug about her for wearing extravagant dresses –  “A beautiful young woman, a graceful queen, has no need for such madness.Continue reading “Sweets for sale”

Wall painting for Barber shop

One of my last grates collaboration is with inspiring Zane Skalberga (find out more) who designed interior for Barber shop. She chose to decorate kids room with drawings from retro gift cards and salon with wall painting ornaments. I try to do my best to carry out her idea and truly enjoying result. And whatContinue reading “Wall painting for Barber shop”

Peonies and other sweets

Good evening. My name is Ilze, and I am addicted to peonies painting. And I think It’s getting worse.  Now I can’t decide which one of new ones I want to finish first so I paint them together. There is no such a thing as too much sweetness in life. I put on music and colours start there dance on canvas, flowers and sweets become alive… Ok, to be true – borders between good and bad taste always charming me. Could it be more sugar in my paintings? What do you think…. PutContinue reading “Peonies and other sweets”

Rabbit and wolf

When I painted women I always have mixed feelings. There’s so many stereotypes about what is feminine, what is beauty… So usually I cover them under masks what they put on her faces for herself – to be more strong, powerful or cuter, sexier.. more foxsy and wily… and sometimes I see that their loved ones keep them under those masks. But it doesn’t mean something bad, sometimes its work like ancient shamans do whenContinue reading “Rabbit and wolf”

Interior design

BEYOND THE TIME if you want to find out more about this project, click the link above Apartment in the centre of Riga Apartment for two… The interior of my house. It changes all the time. I paint surfaces and details, change draperies and textiles and my home becomes a living being. Interior design andContinue reading “Interior design”