Manuela was born in Romania, a beautiful and blessed country with fantastic scenery and moved to Canada, a wonderful and rich country.
She adored since very young age to play prescribing medications to her dolls and collecting herbs from her travels and, as result, she became pharmacist and worked as licensed pharmacist until 2018 when she decided to retire.
She got blessed having a grandson, enjoying playing with him.
She also enjoys ballroom dancing with her husband of 40 years.
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Manuela is a self-taught artist and enjoy challenges, loving to discover.
She started painting with oil colors on stretched canvas using brush, palette knife and fingers and, recently, after many years, she decided to begin something else, more interesting, the cold wax medium, using a roller and palette knife.
Cold wax and encaustic medium became very attractive to her due to effects on depth, texture, volume, dimensions. During her travels and hikes, she collects barks, lichens, sand and other organic materials she feels connection with and she incorporates it in her paintings.
More recently, she uses prints from the pictures taken during her trips, as long as of her own paintings and use it as collage in her works.
During the artistic years, she got influences from the Romanian excellent painters, her art teachers in school, also from her uncle Valer Suciu, painter and teacher back home and continuing here with lessons from Ann Shier, encaustic artist and the stunning work of Vincent Van Gogh, Matisse and Gustav Klimt.
As well, she explores art galleries and visits museums from all over the world on line and during her travels.
She is member of VAM ( Visual Arts Mississauga ) , Markham artists Group and associate member of Canadian Society of artists.
Please contact me for any question you may have regarding my work, including commissions.