I was born in Romania, in the south-western part of Transylvania. I was introduced to drawing at an early age by my grandfather, an accomplished photographer and painter. Throughout my formative years I developed my drawing skills under the instruction of one of Romania’s celebrated artist, the late Mr. Richard Mantu.
I studied painting with Natasha Mokina and Leslie Exton, and sculpture with Charles Flickinger at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
I am keenly interested in figurative art. I enjoy the challenge of portraying human emotion and interaction, in painting and in sculpture.
Currently, I am a member of the contemporary Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, one of Washington D.C. Metro area's premier contemporary art galleries.
I am also involved with Artomatic, a non-profit that organizes massive unjuried arts festivals for the communities in and around Washington DC, and beyond.
When I'm not making art, I put my Master's degree in Electrical Engineering to good use as a technology consultant.
This is where you would have seen my work:
2019, "Flesh+Bone III", IA&A at Hillyer, Washington DC
2019, "Dialogues", Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda MD
2017, "In The Flow", Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville MD
2017, "Archetypes of Femininity", Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda MD
2016, Artomatic 2016, Crystal City VA
2015, Permanent exhibit, Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda MD
2015, Artomatic 2015, Hyattsville MD
2015, "Mediums - A Celebration of the Art Medium as Channel of Cross-Cultural Communication", Alianta Gala, Washington DC
2014, "Curiosities and Objects of Beauty", 505 North Gallery, Frederick MD
2013, Artomatic@Frederick, Frederick MD
2013, "The Body Beautiful", Capital Arts Network, Rockville MD
2012, "Ancestry", Artomatic 2012, Crystal City VA
2007, "Champagne Art Auction – Paint Reston Town Red!", GRACE, Reston VA
2006, "Champagne Art Auction", GRACE, Reston VA