My name is Jurate, but I go by Yura. Mostly because people cannot pronounce my name correctly. I am a designer, a marriage counselor, wife, gardener, mother and cake maker extraordinaire. My life is chaotic at best, even on calm days. I wish that I had more time in a day. Even so I must create. Abraham Maslow described it best " A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to ultimately at peace with himself".
So, like the poet and musician I must create. I find my peace when the brush is in my hand and color is on the canvas. I find that I paint according to my moods. Sometimes, my paintings are abstract swaths of color. Other times, the beauty of nature overwhelms me and I must paint the delicate flower. While I spend most of my time with acrylics on canvas, other mediums are called upon to satisfy my vision. I have created these works that you see, to satisfy my own compulsion, I hope that you enjoy them.