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. 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 and in 2003 I received an Interior Decorating Diploma.