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Mara Viksnins Artist Statement- 2013
One of the most enigmatic aspects of the creative process is the question of where do images come from? Do they come from an experience or from the unconscious mind? How does the artist interpret these new visual worlds?
Mara Viksnins is ultimately obsessed with the figure. "No matter how I start a painting, whether it be with just random brush strokes and colors or with a more realistic intent, a figure appears! I love to portray the female figure, sometimes in a mystical setting, sometimes as a nurturer or mother nature or just as an ordinary
Mara Viksnins has an Art Degree from the University
of West Florida and has studied with many prominent artists nationwide. She belongs to Blue Morning Gallery and Quayside Art Gallery in Pensacola, Fl. She recently received Best of Show @ Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Fl. for her work called "Family Dynamics". In 2012 she won Best of Show @ NW Florida College Juried exhibition-
A+Art Exhibition. As a result she was granted a solo show @ NW Florida State College where she exhibited 35 original works. This show ran June 21st to August 23rd., 2013.
Mara Viksnins was also President of the Pensacola Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW), an organization of professional women artists, composers, and writers, founded in 1897, dedicated to serve our communities through the arts is based in Washington, D.C. and has branches through out the United States. Mara was honored and represented in the NLAPW Biennial Art
Show 2012. in Washington, D.C.