Laima Bikše’s solo exhibition in the gallery Daugava presents new artworks leisurely painted during the last few years. A master of form, Laima combines glazes, rubbings, unpainted spots on the canvas and charcoal drawing covered with varnish in her painting which result in the creation of a peculiar depth and space, a depiction of the third dimension. Although she never intentionally aims to demonstrate her high level of craftsmanship, the results speak for themselves. The space created in her paintings, inhabited by images of her fantasy as well as birds and trees in blossom, exudes a sense of serene sentimentality and evokes serious contemplation and sometimes sincere laughter. A viewer may believe everything he sees as Laima’s art is unpretentious and without pompous claims. There is a particular lightness to that. By enjoying it you come to realize how easy it is to be honest not only with others but also with yourself. The world created by Laima Bikše’s painting highlights the sensual aspects of art, devoid of rational ideas and much like that of a child where the things longed for and dreamt about are the central theme. Some straightforwardness through naivety. But Laima’s paintings are anything but that. They clearly display her professionalism and her exceptional sensitivity.