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I am the woman, who has hopelessly fallen in love the Sea. How does one paint a portrait of ones secret love? The Sea has 1001 faces. 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

The sea has innumerable moods. Sometimes it’s a want on trickster, sometimes inhumanly cruel, sometimes just indifferent. This comes naturally to the sea. Its magnificent indifference is something one should learn from. The sea doesn’t care whom it takes and whom it leaves, whom it carries and whom it drowns. The sea just is! Even after the most ferocious storm it calms down. It’s gentle and tender again.Just like me! — I am the sea! The sea is painting me.

How similar the soul of the sea and that of a woman is

I tell stories of the Sea's sensuousness and emphasize its power and reckless moods – its tenderness. Therefore, there is a subtle connection between my seascapes, my sensual abstracts, and depictions of the female form. Have you considered how similar the soul of the sea and that of a woman is? When contemplating the sensuousness of nature as expressed in the sea's psyche, one can see the invisible connection between nature and our senses.

… like silence after the storm

… and a new storm

… and quiet again  

2019 Soul of the sea:

1. Silence after the storm

.2. … and a new storm

3.. ..and quiet again

This digital collage could be designed on the whole room as large as the exhibition space allows, even on the ceiling and the floor... 


THE PRIMEVAL CALL OF THE SEA: The Sea smiles from far off ...

AILI VINT: SEA & ME —THE PRIMEVAL CALL OF THE SEA: The sea smiles from far off ... 2018 Huge digital collage, Original works from Aili Vint (1962–2018)

A true story:“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, what combined from Aili Vint’s original paintings:

Stony Sea 1976  Oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm, Kumu Art Museum  + 

Moment 1970  Gouache 75 x 63 cm  Kumu Art Museum

Estonian Writer Jaan Kruusvall: The world that Aili Vint create while 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: The picture is like a flirting woman: Look at meee, only me! — You see how much she enjoy Your attention. Thank You!.Lot of pictures in my website wait for you.


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