Hello, Dear Visitor! I am an artist Aili Vint from Estonia, Europe. I come from the middle of the last century (born in 1941), but still paint the Sea the old-fashioned way. Miles and miles of it, from the home shore to the horizon. But I'm doing digital collages right now.
I am the woman, who has hopelessly fallen in love the Sea
How does one paint a portrait of ones secret love? — As I start seeing the details that fascinate me in a given mood of the Sea, they are gone in the next moment.
HOW TO PAINT THE PORTRAIT OF THE SEA
Estonian Writer Jaan Kruusvall: The world that Aili Vint creates painting the Sea is fragile and elusive, easily vulnerable. Just like the rest of the world. Like the inner world of a person.
Aili Vint: Upon reviewing the work I've done throughout my lifetime, I had a new idea of recycling my sea paintings and gouache
paintings – of putting them together as large collages in a totally new awareness.
Through those images I tell the story of the sensuality of the Sea. If you look at the huge collages in the order they are placed
in my website, then you can see them, and “read” them, like a novel. A story that my pictures all together, jockeying with each
other, wish to present to you..
a true story about my picture: “Your picture saved my life, you know”
By Aili Vint, from The Seabook
One day, when I was painting stony and translucent water, I suddenly received shocking news that a young acquaintance of mine had taken her own life. While painting the picture, I remember wondering whether this profound angst I felt at the time would remain trapped in that picture.
Years later I received an answer. — A complete stranger came up to me, started scolding me for no longer painting the sea. Then she went on, searching for words: ”Your picture saved my life, you know…” She told me that she had wanted to end her life, to give herself to the sea. But a friend took her to the Kadriorg Art Museum to see one of my seascapes.
The painting had mesmerized her, calling her back again and again. It offered her unaccountable consolation, until it finally
calmed her down. This painting was The Stony Sea.
“YOUR PICTURE SAVED MY LIFE, YOU KNOW” 2019 Digital collage recycled of original works by AILI VINT:
STONY SEA 1976 Oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm, Kumu Art Museum +
MOMENT 1970 Gouache painting 75 x 63 cm Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
When contemplating the sensuousness of nature as expressed in the Sea's psyche, one can see the invisible connection