I am a full time artist living in Bucharest, Romania, specialized in palette knife heavily textured colorful oil paintings. My original paintings are in private and corporate collections all over the world, in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan etc. The constant elements in my paintings are the textures applied in thick layers and the use of vibrant and dynamic colors. I am fascinated by the explosive sensuality of the rich and luxurious chromatic that you can explore and reinvent by working the medium of oil paint. For me color is life. I have been always attracted to vibrant colors and expressive textures and I've begun developing my impasto painting style 10 years ago. The vital energy of this world's beauty touches me deeply and I love to translate my perception into a personal vision. My goal in art is to express exuberance, vibrancy, light and joy ... I love my paintings pulsate with life and happiness ... The gestural, bold and energetic approach in my palette knife strokes draw the eye of the viewer and long to be seen and even touched, as my paintings finally look like a mosaic of many colorful patches of thick oil paint placed over each other, generating unique textures. Painting is my life and my ''thing'' is traveling... That's why most of my artworks are personal visual interpretations of the places that touched me emotionally. I also enjoy to explore the non-objective abstract field and other figurative subjects as flowers, animals, landscapes, portraits etc. To be diverse does not mean to be marginal and poor, but really to participate, from anywhere, in the perpetual surprise of reality, in the vigorous trust which founds the whole. I love to paint and l discovered that by capturing on canvas special moments from my life or my deepest thoughts and feelings, l was not only able to express myself, but l allow others to connect with me. Painting gives me unique moments of freedom ... l think that art does not need to confirm expectations, can be intriguing, even anarchic, if it is necessary... l live and create thinking that life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. That's why l'll continue to create because this is what l do.