A+ Art showcases Mara Viksnins in one-woman show

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

But why always a woman?

"I love nature — Mother Nature," she says. "Mother, or woman is where life comes from."

Viksnins has traveled extensively and the sights she has seen in Peru and the rugged terrain of Alaska's frozen tundra have also offered inspiration.

As an intuitive painter who is easily inspired, Viksnins is not limited in the inspiration arena. She also finds it through reading, songs that she hears, the warmth of the sun, Greek and Roman mythology, and poetry, particularly that of Robert Frost.

"I love texture and anything out of the ordinary and somewhat abstract," she said.

All this inspiration finds its way onto paper through pen and ink, or canvas through acrylic collages using mixed media.

Viksnins varies her style; sometimes the application is thin and sometimes it is applied thickly.

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