Luminita was born in Transylvania, Romania, where she spent the first 3 years of her life learning to draw. She later continued her education by studying architecture at the University in Bucharest. She also experimented with different art forms: drawing, painting, watercolor, sculpture, photography.
With a diploma in Architecture, and a life changing relocation to Canada to get away from a beautiful but freedom deprived country, she worked hard at developing a home design business and raising a son. There was little or no time for art.
Not surprisingly, art did not wish to be forgotten and began to reclaim little by little its rightful place in Luminita’s life.
Soon Luminita began selling her work, while planning how to make more time for art. Art is no longer a hobby, but a full time, red-hot passion, to be nourished and revered. Now she concentrates on working with gallery owners towards revealing to the public at large the richness and variety of her art.
She describes her style as “luminism”!
In Romanian, Luminita means “little light” so, no surprisingly IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT!
My paintings are stories where the main character is the light! I paint because I want to show you what I see when I look at the world! I paint for you, to interpret the beauty of life that I see around me, so you could see how the light changes everything, to make you stop and see this beauty that makes me alive! I love looking at people, seeing how they interact, their body language, the reaction to each other, observing the composition resulting between all their bodies, and sometime the look in a youth’s eyes shakes me to the core! Looking at people is like reading a book, with characters that move you, make you want to cry and laugh, make you want to be with them, read them, love them. And yet, nature is my hero! I admire nature for its incredible patience for humans! I surrender to its infinite wisdom and beauty!