Education and Credentials
California Teaching Credential – Visual Arts 2012
M.F.A. in Illustration & Fine Arts, WCSU, Danbury, CT 2006
Fine Art, Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT 2004
English Language Institute, Yale University, CT 2003
B.A. in Fine Arts Education, Siauliai University, EU 2001 (Dean’s List)
Professional Experience

Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, California 2011-Present
Art Instructor

  • Intermediate Advanced Drawing for adults
  • Advanced Life Drawing for adults
  • Beginning Drawing for adults
  • Beginning to Advanced Watercolor for adults
  • Papier-Mache and more for juniors
  • Creative Drawing and Painting for juniors
  • Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting for teenagers
    Adventure in Art, Torrance, California 2012-Present
    Art Instructor for 500 or more art teachers
  • Project Pop Art “Are you kitten me”
  • Project with Water Colors “Fountain of Love”
  • Project “Wind Surfer” Surrealism by Vladimir Kush
  • Project “Violin Face” Surrealism by Vladimir Kush
  • Project “Pineapple Faces” Surrealism by Vladimir Kush
    Art to Grow, San Pedro, California 2014-Present
    Art Instructor for 500 or more art teachers
  • Project with Prisma Color pencils “Golden Fish”
  • Project with charcoal “Catalina Island”
  • Project “Swan Rose” Surrealism by Vladimir Kush
  • Pop Art Project “Orange Frog”
  • Project with watercolors “Mandalas”

The Learning Castle, Inc., La Canada, California 2015-2018
Art Teacher

  • Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting for teenagers
    Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut
    2007 – 2011
    Art Instructor
  • Two-Dimensional Design Elements
  • Evaluated and critiqued illustration artwork of undergraduate students
  • Collaborated with professors to determine future student assignments
  • Studio Art Introduction
  • Figure Modeling course
  • Figure Drawing II
  • Drawing I
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Painting I
  • Illustration
    University of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
    Art Instructor
  • Introduction to Art
  • Basic Design I (2D Design)
  • Basic Drawing I
  • Painting II
    Heritage Fine Art – Neringa Camp, Brattleboro, Vermont 2006 – 2011
    Art Instructor
  • Advanced Drawing for professional artists
    Guilford Art Center, Guilford, Connecticut 2005-2008
    Art Teacher
  • Life Drawing for adults
  • Advanced Drawing for adults
  • Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting for children

Tabor Art School, Branford, Connecticut 2005 – 2007
Art Teacher

  • Art Classes for 5-8 th grade students

John B. Sliney School, Branford, Connecticut 2004 – 2006
Art Teacher

  • Art Classes for K-4 grade students
    Wrightwood School, Branford, Connecticut 2004 – 2007
    Art Teacher
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
    Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut 2005 – 2006
    Member of Art Department Students Committee
  • Evaluated and critiqued illustration artwork of undergraduate students
  • Collaborated with professors to determine future student assignments
    Professional Art Experience
    Illustrated coloring children’s book “Frog Tutis” published in 2018
    Performances “Secret O” from book “I am different”, USA 2016-Present
    Illustrated coloring children’s book “Stork Ora” published in 2018
    Illustrated children’s book “I am different” published in 2017
    Performances “Paslaptis O” from book “I am different”, Spain, 2017
    Illustrated children’s book “Aš Kitoks” published in 2016
    Story Time Extravaganza Show 2006-Present
    Participant artist/performer in “Kids Euro Festival” Washington DC, October-
    November, 2010
    “GIRO” show/ painting on stilts, CT, CA, IL, MA, NY 2007-Present
    “GIRO” show/ painting on stilts, Europe 2008-2010
    “It Is How It Is” Performances and Art Show, Chicago, IL 2007
    Illustrating the page of European AB-CD book, 2006– 2011
    Participated in Scholarship Review Committee for Visual Arts Award, Henry
    Carter Hull Library, Clinton, Connecticut 2007
    Designed sets and props for Guilford High School production “South
    Pacific”, Guilford, CT. 2007
    Designed sets and props for CT Ballroom Theatre Alex Scott Ballroom Troupe’s
    shows, Branford, Connecticut 2007-2011
    Illustrated children’s book “Zoolidays”; published in September, 2006 by Red
    Creating a mural for the Chapel Haven Internet Café, New Haven, Connecticut,
    2006 – 2010

Illustrating children’s book “King of the Frogs”, 2005 – 2009
Submitted illustration for children’s book “Bill Clinton”, 2006
Submitted the book dummy for “Red Cygnet Press” contest, 2006
Designed sets and props for Walsh Intermediate School show “We’re the
People”, Branford, Connecticut 2004

Professional Art Exhibitions
Mural at St. Casimier Church, Los Angeles, California 2018
Art Show Barnsdall Art Center Gallery, California August 2018
Art Show Barnsdall Art Center Gallery, California August 2017
Marketing brochures, flyers and art work for Enjoyer Company 2016
Barnsdall Art Center Gallery, California Mar – May 2015
Heritage House of Europe, Atwater Village, California Sep – Dec 2014
Art Installation at Lithuanian Dance Folk Festival, Boston, Massachusetts 2014
Mural “Animal Theatre” Children’s room, Boston, Massachusetts 2014
Art Show Barnsdall Art Center Gallery, California August 2014
Mural “Best” at children’s health clinic, Long Beach, California 2013
Chapel Haven Internet Cafe, New Haven, Connecticut 2006 – 2011
“The Art of Collaborative Giving”, Wallingford, Connecticut 2010 – 2012
Lithuanian Embassy, Washington DC. Oct – Dec 2010
“Milk in’ It”, Left Bank Gallery, Essex, Connecticut 2010
Mural “Tea Time” , Manhattan Beach, California 2012
“Let’s Dance in Rhythm” Art Center of Branford, Connecticut 2006 –2012
Paul Gervais Gallery, Ridgefield, Connecticut 2009
Hospice Gallery, Branford, Connecticut 2009
Mary Lou Fisher Gallery, Guilford, Connecticut 2007-2010
Mural Rain Forest at Hotel Water Park, Lithuanian 2009
Seton Gallery University of New Haven, Connecticut 2007
Cartus Corporation Art Exhibit LVIII, Danbury, Connecticut 2007
“It Is How It Is” Chicago, Illinois 2007
Prince Gallery, New York, New York 2006
Café George by Paula, New Haven, Connecticut 2006
Silo Gallery, New Milford, Connecticut 2005
Blue Hand Studio, Branford, Connecticut 2005
Utrecht Gallery Space, New Haven, Connecticut 2005
Country Life: The Farm and the Woods”, New Milford Art Gallery, Connecticut
Winner of CT Review Magazine Competition, 2006
Finalist/The 115th Anniversary of the Tuning Up, New Haven, Connecticut 2006
Master of Fine Arts Award, WCSU, Connecticut 2006
Finalist/Tassy Walden Award-Guilford Art Assoc., Guilford, Connecticut 2006
Winner/ Red Cygnet Publishing House Competition, San Diego, CA. 2004
Person of the week, “Branford Sound” newspaper Branford, Connecticut 2004
“Knights of Lithuania” scholarship recipient, New Haven, Connecticut 2003

Areas of Expertise
Classroom Management – Student Motivation-Interactive Learning-Differentiated
Instruction- Highly Skilled Painter – Critical and Creative Thinking – Technology
Integration- Excellent Computer Skills – Proficient in Photoshop CS6, Painter 9,
Illustrators Programs