I was born in 1967 in Brasov, Transilvania – one of the most fascinating parts of Romania.
I grew up in the picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful countryside surrounded by the
legend of Dracula’s castle.
I come from a family of artists. I started my studies at the Elementary Art School in Brasov,
but after 2 years, during the rise of the communist regime, the Art School was closed. I then moved
to Cluj, Napoca, where i finished the Fine Arts High School in 1981, and the Secondary School of
Fine Arts in 1985 with a diploma in Mural Painting.
Since the communist regime repressed the production of creative art, I had to work on my own
until the regime collapsed in 1990.
In 1991, I started my studies in Greek-Catholic Theology and Social Work at the “Babes-Bolyai”
University in Cluj, Napoca. After gaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Social Work in 1995,
I continued on with a Master’s Degree in “Semiotics and Psychology of the Sign and Symbols”, at the
same University. In 1993 I was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts “Ioan Andreescu, in Cluj-Napoca.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 1998 and have one year of Graduate Studies in
Fine Arts comparative levels of achievment in Canada.
In March 2000, I immigrated to Canada, where I continued my studies and in 2003 I received an
Interior Decorating Diploma.
I have earned numerous prizes in national and international competitions and have participated
in numerous exhibitions.