Monica Alikoviene

As an artist, I have always been drawn to the creative process. Even as a child, I remember winning an award for my watercolour painting in a national competition. However, after university, I chose a different career path in finance, and only after moving to the UK I rediscovered my passion for creating and return to art.

I couldn’t resist the urge to try new mediums, so I experimented with textiles, ceramics and digital painting and eventually settled on oil painting as my preferred form of expression.

I created a series of monochrome paintings at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. There’s something magical about monochromatic oil paintings that captures viewers’ attention and leaves them spellbound. For me, painting an object in black and white is more than an artistic choice. It’s a way of making my paintings more dramatic and emotive.

The lack of standard colours in my painting emphasizes shapes and textures, empowering the minimalistic composition and drawing attention to the beauty and subtleties of the subject. It allows me to highlight the intricate details of the object and draw attention to its unique characteristics.

Monochrome oil painting allows me to express myself in a powerful and nuanced way, and I hope that viewers can appreciate the emotion and artistry that goes into each of my pieces.