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: 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!
Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio: http://kevindoddsart.com/
Foyer Gallery, past vice-president, Ottawa: http://foyergallery.com/
Ottawa School of Art Boutique: http://www.artottawa.ca/osa-eao/index.php
2015, Life is Green, at The Green Door Restaurant, Ottawa
2014, Irene's Pub, Ottawa
2014, Foyer Gallery< Ottawa
2013, Angelina Cafe, Ottawa
2013, at Francesco's, Ottawa
2013, Cafe 111, Ottawa
2013, “Joie de vivre” at AOE offices, Shenkman Centre
2012, “Joy” at Centerpointe
2012, at Starbucks Bells Corners
2011, at Bohemian Kitchen, Ottawa
2011, “Me, Me, Me”, at Atrium, at Centerpointe
2010, “My World”, at Rothwell Gallery
2010, “Their World” at The Table,
2010, at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre,
2012, Promenade Arteast
2012, Selections 2012
2012, Focus show and Several group shows at Foyer Gallery,
2012 Walter Baker Arena, featured artist
2011 Selections 2011, Shenkman Centre, Trinity Gallery,
2011 “Movie Nights” at Orange Gallery
2011 Art Mad, ongoing
2011 Ottawa Art School Boutique,
2011, “Call Me Romantic”, and “In Praise of Forests” at Tay River gallery
2010, “Floralmania” at Rothwell Gallery
2010, Shenkman Art Centre, 2 shows at Trinity Gallery
2009, JCC Center Ottawa
2009, at the he Council for the Arts in Ottawa
2009, Remix Coffeehouse, in a terrible snow storm!
2008, Parkdale Gallery, Ottawa,
2008 and 2009 Romanian Pavilion at Ottawa Tulip Festival
2008-2009, “Gallery for her”
Collections in Europe, USA, New Zeeland and Canada.
Illustrations for books of poems, short stories, articles in magazines and community papers in Canada, USA and New Zeeland.
Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio
Foyer Gallery, past vice-president
Nepean Fine Arts League
Ottawa Artists Association
Ontario Architects Association,
Association of Romanian Architects.
Illustrations to short stories and poems in
Romanian VIP, George Roca, Dallas, SUA,
Phoenix Magazine, Octavian Curpas, Arizona, SUA 4 times
Conexiuni Crestine Contemporane, Australia
Salt & Light 2 times