A native of Romania, I studied painting and sculpture at The School of Popular Arts prior to pursuing a degree from The University of Theology. Before coming to the USA, I taught Religion and History to elementary school children. Since 1995 I have been exhibiting in Chicagoland and Soho, New York. From my hard-working middle-class Romanian family, I learned human dignity and persistence. I am driven to create powerful paintings.
Because I believe in the life of spirit, my art comes from my soul, my inspiration from the world. I use much blue, not only for the sky and sea, but for the soul’s striving toward the infinite. For me, green is hope; red, love; yellow, warmth, light, life—God. Color reflects the soul’s beauty though it is circumscribed by the body. My emotions fuel the squares, curves, and textures of my canvases. The radical energy of my colors reminds me simultaneously of life and death. Both are our destiny.
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