Lina EITMANTYTĖ-VALUŽIENĖ

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

I experience great pleasure and joy when reading children’s books. The world they depict is bright, sincere and happy; it inspires to do good and be brave. I want to share my joy with others. I do it best through drawing illustrations for children’s books, when I’m trying to create a mood which would engage a child and encourage him to become friends with the book full of letters. Each book I illustrate to me is like a performance, in which I take on the role of the director, stage designer and actress. Since every book is different, each time I look for new methods and means to convey the mood of the performance. If I succeed, if readers say they find the book I illustrated beautiful, I feel happy.

Born: September 24, 1970, Kelmė, Lithuania.

1989 – 1997 Graphic art studies, Vilnius Academy of Arts.

CONTACTS

Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: laimiukas@niekorimto.lt

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Children’s book illustration, editor-in-chief and artist of the literary children’s magazine “Laimiukas”.

EXHIBITIONS

Illustration Exhibition, State Youth Theatre, Vilnius, 1993.

Mini Print Exhibtion, gallery “Akademija”, Vilnius, 1995.

Illustration Exhibition, Kelme Cultural Centre, Kelme, 2006, 2009.

Christmas Mini Print Exhibition, 1995, 1996, gallery “Vartai”, Vilnius.

“From Drawing to Book”, gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, 2009.

Bratislava Illustration Biennial, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2009.

2nd CJ Picture Book Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2009.

4th CJ Picture Book Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2011.

"Illustrarium: Contemporary Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration", Bologna children's book fair, Italy, 2011.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Muzika troliui (with CD), Violeta Palčinskaitė, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2011.

Labas, kaip gyveni? (Hello, How Are You?): [fairy-tale], Selemonas Paltanavičius, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2010.

Nuostabioji aš! (Wonderful Me!): [stories and poems], Margaret Mahy, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2010.

Gimtadienis su Žvirbliu (Birthday with Sparrow): [fairy-tale], Ona Jautakė, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009.

Aš – eilėraščių knyga (I Am a Book of Poems): [poems], Ramutė Skučaitė. Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009.

Bucikiukas ir pabaisa (Bucikiukas and the Monster): [fairy-tale], Paulius Juodišius.Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009.

Leopardas Leonardas (Leonard the Leopard): [fairy-tale], Selemonas Paltanavičius, Vilnius: Žara, 2008.

Stebuklinga Mocarto fleita (The Magic Flute of Mozart): [fairy-tale], Violeta Palčinskaitė, Vilnius: Kronta, 2008.

Sekam pasakas (It’s Story Telling Time): [sheet music], Elena Tolvaišienė, Vilnius: Kronta, 2006.

Lietuvių–švedų kalbų abėcėlė (Lithuanian-Swedish Alphabet): [educational literature], Danutė Mituzienė, Vilnius: Kronta, 2005.

Sniego Karalienė (The Snow Queen): [fairy-tale], H. K. Andersen, Vilnius: A. Remeika’s publishing house, 2000.

Kas girelėj ošia (What Whispers in the Forest): [educational literature], Selemonas Paltanavičius, Vilnius: Asveja, 1999.

Lėk, sakalėli (Fly My Falcon): [sheet music], Algimantas Kubiliūnas, Vladas Varčikas, Vilnius: Lithuanian Musicians’ Union, 1999.

Mažųjų ežiukų sapneliai (The Dreams of Little Hedgehogs): [fairy-tale], Saulius Valužis, Vilnius: Eugrimas, 1998.

Malonios pažintys (Lovely Friendships): [short stories], Danutė Čiapaitė, Vilnius: Eugrimas, 1996.