Fine arts, soap and jewelry making, educator
Originally born in Europe, Romania, painter living in Minnesota. I use a loose expressionist style to the traditional techniques of oil painting. In my art, one can see how I begin with a basic background and painted sketch. Using various sizes of brushes, I build layer upon layer of paint to build reflections, clouds and rich colors. The final result is a painting imbued with layers of colors, reminiscent of the classic impressionistic style.
I prefer sometimes using the palette knife for the free-form, abstract works on canvas. While I primarily use acrylic paint, I often mix my paint with heavy body paint or medium gel to add more texture and thickness. My heavily-textured works celebrate color and form, as I aim to create a harmony in my abstractions.