I was born in Brasov, Romania in April 1981. I began to paint at the age of 10 and at the age of 18 received a Diploma in Graphic Arts. In 2005, I studied Photography and Film Image at the University of Arts, then taught herself to use 3D Animation graphics and the techniques of advertising design. Satisfied with my breadth of skills, I returned to painting and embarked upon my professional career. I see my work as a celebration of its subject matter, which I tend to interpret with an edge of the fantastical or fairy tale. Just as children are a common source of inspiration to me, I encourage child-like responses from my viewers too; asking them to explore and tap into their own imagination and creativity. In particular, I remind the viewer of the importance of creative play. Other sources of inspiration to my work are women, “magic moments”, and the idea of purity.
Don’t forget to play!