"One the most exclusive characteristic of Nijolė Šaltenytė creation - equivalent creative path trajectory that is not broken by radical turns or unexpected confronting with alien ideas or fashionable expression. The last mentioned would capitulate against Šaltenytė's loyalty to gravure graphics technologies. Engravings color is one more very important trait. Artist never experiments for a temporary effect. It feels like since the very 1974 (the verys first exhibitions) Šaltenytė's engravings grows from the very same spring, feeds on the same, just a bit adjusted by time, experiences, feelings, philosophy. in a different series the most significant content is inside drama of human / individual / personality. How is it possible? It is so common that the outward layer of Šaltenytė's graphics is snappy easy or ironic. However, deep inside sticks that something, what is very important to an artist, what feeds her creation, what drags into the images to look seriously, analyse and feel. All this is because of that life experience, because of that gravure graphics, because of tha color..."
An extract from article Nijolė ŠALTENYTĖ. Portrait of Solitude by Jurga Armanavičiūtė