M. Spilmi Paintings


“I have been studying how I may compare

This prison where I live unto the world:

And for because the world is populous

And here is not a creature but myself,

I cannot do it; yet I’ll hammer it out.

Richard II by William Shakespeare

About me. A little read page on the website that is somehow necessary.

I create under the name M. Spilmi. I am a painter, and this is how I choose to present myself. Painting is my passion. Creation is where my main interest in life lies.

I can tell you some details about my life – just for the sake of signposting the road that led me to the place I am today.

  • Childhood. I had one. Books and soccer with friends. Small playgrounds of an enormous city. Infatuation with drawing since I was just a kid.
  • Military service. The time of significant challenges. To my mind and body. Sometimes literally. The time when I had to mobilize my inner strength. Maybe my creative side began flourishing there. Now, as a young man, I continue to draw.
  • Discharged from service. Return home. Studies. Work. More work. Then back to classes. My painting style is conservative yet immature. Started selling my paintings as a means for additional income.
  • Professional ventures into cinema and theatre. Adulthood. For me and my paintings. The “classical” phase. Canvas. Oil. Landscapes. Still-life. Portraits.

As years went by, to paint in a “correct way” started losing its appeal. It was boring to reproduce what was already done before. So my focus shifted towards developing a new painting technique, that combined the styles of the past, mosaics and the use of new materials. After some trial and error, improving on achieved results, a unique art style was born. I’ve called it “cottonism”.

Cottonism allows me to make paintings quite literally 3-dimensional. They are arched things, trying to get out of their surroundings.
I mostly work with warm colours. It stems from my belief in art as a small religious act, a way of believing in a better world.

Paintings made by hand is my motto. That goes beyond the simple explanation of the way they are made. It is about what feeling do you get when you look at them.

I try not to confine myself to just one platform when presenting my artworks. I am interested in connecting with as many people as I can through my visual art. So besides this website and eBay stores, you can find my paintings presented on the following online art galleries: