I’m Croatian origin and I grew up on a farm in Hungary. Even in my childhood I was surrounded by the natural beauty of land, trees, flowers and animals as well as the natural simplicity of folk art. These were great influences on me.
I moved to Canada and I lived near Horse Lake in British Columbia. I was impressed with the landscape of the region called the Cariboo: the water, the rocks, the sky, the scenery of mountains and lakes, where the sunset is spectacular.
In 2007, I started working as a volunteer at Parkside Art Center and I belong to the Cariboo Artists’ Guild (CAG) where I had several shows in 100 Mile House. I took some painting classes and life drawing in 100 Mile House. I had workshop with David Langevin, Roberta Combs, Karen Winslow, and Zsofia Varga.
My favorite medium is watercolor and I do like to work with pastel and acrylic as well. I like the living nature, my preferred subject is landscape. I often paint from my photographs taken with my camera and I also like to paint outdoors, ”En Plein Air”.
I was fortunate to spend a few winters as a “Snowbird" in Florida. It was fascinating to see and paint the evergreen habitats, palm trees and always blossoming flowers, the creatures of parks and everglades, sunrise or sunset at the ocean or at Loxahatchee Everglades. I found a group called “Plein Air painters of Coconut Creek, Florida”. We were visiting different parks in this region and painting outdoors. I had an exhibition in Florida as well.
Recently, I moved to Merritt, British Columbia, where I became a member of Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre. My paintings were sold in Europe, USA and Canada. Through my paintings I hope to share all my nice memories and favorite places with YOU.