We are thrilled to collaborate with the Artists Association of Nantucket this year to feature their talented artist members. The AAN is a non-profit organization supporting Nantucket artists, providing educational programs in the arts, and preserving the legacy of Nantucket artists. Visit their website, their gallery at 19 Washington Street, their studio at 24 Amelia Drive, or give them a call at (508) 228-0294.
For the month of July we are pleased to feature Julija Mostykanova Feeney, the AAN’s 2022 Gala Auction Honoree, who will be honored at their Gala on July 16 at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Be sure to check out the article on Julija in the July 2022 issue of N Magazine, and learn more about her.
“I was born in Lithuania, in 1980, in the little village of Pagegiai, on the Baltic Sea. After graduating from high school, I became a student of Design and Technology of Polymers at the Kaunus University of Technology.
In 2001, I came to the United States and I found my way to Nantucket Island, which with all its natural beauty has become my home and inspiration. In 2003, my painting journey began. When creating my work, I respond to the paint itself and I leave the literal behind. My continuation of the “Memory House Series” are works of my childhood home that I paint from my inner child’s memory. Often, my paintings are self-portraits depicting current emotions and self-perception.
I continue to be inspired by the island, my surroundings and life experiences. As I grow personally, I hope my work evolves as well. Recently, my journey into abstraction has allowed me to be challenged and excited for the next phase of my career. I find non-representational painting the most challenging for me. But as my abstract work evolves, I continue to revisit my earlier styles and let them influence each other.“