Tag: Latvia

Meeting Raimonds Staprans

Last year spring I discovered Raimonds Staprans, painter living in California, art and then accidentally saw his original work – self portrait at local gallery in Riga and then another work at auction (Desert, 1974) and that was it – admiration for fine lines 🙂 And today I got to meet him, talk and shake hand – he still paints […]
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Meeting Maija Tabaka

How lucky to have the only photo of myself and a great painter while i’m talking?! 🙈 Maija Tabaka at the opening of her exhibition at Arsenals, exhibition hall of Latvian National Museum of Art. M. Tabaka is one of most established Latvian painters, having experienced the bohemian times of European art world in Germany in 70’ties and 80’ties as […]
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Plain air with Liesma

In 2015 early summer my friend invited to celebrate midsummer (one of most important Latvian culture celebrations in end of June) with her family at country side of Latvia. Before getting to all cooking and preparations, her aunt took us on a drive, showing the beautiful Cesvaine and places around it. We arrived at a charming country house, apparently a […]
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