"A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy." Edgar Degas
For me, art has been a passion since a very young age. I like the freedom to work with colors, imagine, seek, and connect with nature.
My inspiration comes from the color and the depth of a forest or the fragility and grace of flowers.
Traveling around the world has allowed me to ignite my passion for photography. Slowly, my thinking and creativity process grew up. I started to insert in my acrylic or cold wax/oil paintings small areas cut from my photographs. It became an exciting process because any detail of my surroundings could be a source of inspiration. A decayed wall of a building, the natural design or shape of a gemstone or granite piece, or mushroom growth on a trunk tree, photos taken sometimes in the middle of nowhere, are present in my floral compositions, or water/landscapes.
In my current practice, I use a variety of materials, molding paste, acrylic, oil, cold wax, Japanese paper, prints of my pictures or artworks, and different textiles. I adore to build images and lavish layers, depth and texture.
. Working with a multitude of materials helps me to dig into the complexity of our surroundings, and to revive the energy and the density of the world as seen by myself.
My paintings are privately owned in Canada ( Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, New Foundland ), US, and Romania.