Jolanta Talaikiene was born and raised in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. After finishing her graphic design studies at Vilnius Art Academy, she worked at Lithuanian Film Studios drawing cartoons, and later taught design at the Vilnius Design Institute. For ten years she worked in the Ministry of Internal Affairs as a graphic designer and also freelanced as a children’s book illustrator. In 2011, Jolanta came to the United States, where she has been working on a series of acrylic paintings. She uses many graphic elements and details in her paintings, with the goal of achieving harmony between colors and lines, as well as incorporating symbols into the composition. Feelings, dreams and imagination inspire her images. She puts much philosophical thought into her work, however her biggest wish is to make every observer think of something on their own, to open their mind to new visual experiences and leave them wanting to see more.