Decorate your business or home with Ursula’s exquisite designs
Fine art prints of Ursula’s straw paintings are available to buy to decorate your business or home. In her straw art, Ursula used bits and pieces of natural wheat and rye straw, which she cut, dampened, pressed and glued into colorful velvet backgrounds to create delicate designs based on traditional Lithuanian motifs:
Buy fine art prints of Ursula’s straw art pictures
- Flowers (daisies, roses, rues and tulips)
- Crosses (wayside chapels)
- Nativity (Christmas)
- Castle of Gediminas
You may order these beautiful, exquisite and affordable reproductions of Ursula Astras’ straw paintings at UrsulaAstras.ImageKind.com.
Ursula’s works have been featured nationally and internationally
Ursula transformed Lithuanian folk art into fine art. From the 1960s through the 1990s, she perfected her style and applique technique into a fine art of beautiful and exquisite compositions. In 1989, 1992 and 1994, she had her own dedicated art shows at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago, where Ursula held the position of Director of Folk Art for many years and several of her works are on permanent display.
Ursula Astras’s work and exhibitions have been extensively featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun Times, the Folklife Center News (Library of Congress), the Grand Rapids Press and the Lithuanian daily, Draugas.
At the end of her life, she bequeathed some of her art to the Vilkaviskio Krasto Muziejus in Lithuania. Several of these are available as fine art reproductions below.
View Ursula’s online straw art picture gallery
Please view the straw art picture gallery below (these images are watermarked, but ones without watermarks can be purchased from UrsulaAstras.ImageKind.com). Note the attention to details of the arrangements, the imagery and yet the simplicity of this centuries-old medium (wheat and rye straw applique on velvet). Connect with your global culture.