Laval, Quebec, Canada
I was born on the shores of the Danube River, in the beautiful city of Galati embraced by a large outdoor metal sculpture park on the east, on the riverfront, and guarded by a metallurgy giant on the west. While doing my engineering degree I grew interested in stained glass for its powerful effect given by the passage of light through transparencies. There were no stained-glass studios in the region at the time, and guided learning was not available. For several years after graduation in 1995, I had to develop the technique on my own. Direct observations and substantial experimentation led me to eventually becoming skillful in the lead came method. To strengthen my competencies, I have then decided to get painting training at the Lower Danube Cultural Centre in Galati. This exploratory part of my journey remains today, 25 year later, very important in my artistic approach.
After my arrival in Calgary, in 2004, I worked for Tiffany House for a few years, a beautiful stained-glass studio