Valentina Baicuianu


I am Romanian, born in Bucharest in a family where my mother and her younger sister had an impressive drawing talent, but the political climate back then was almost toxic for artists, so eventually they didn’t pursue their calling. My first true experience with painting portraits was in fifth grade. Years later, I graduated from Law University and I built an amazing career in the corporate world, keeping an eye on the art phenomenon as a passionate observer. For more than 20 years, I totally ignored my drawing skills, until early 2018, when I had an inner call to start painting, knowing that it was always there, patiently waiting for the right time to come. And the right time eventually came, so in the early 2018 I embarked myself on an amazing art journey, one of continuous creativity, exploration and growth and everything has evolved gradually. Art is an inner call, a spiritual need, there are so many things to communicate though my art. I am a self-educated artist. I value creativity, authenticity. My focus is on the entire everyday life spectrum, my overall influence come from life itself, people and my emotions. I aim to recreate the everyday characters through most of my portraits, aiming to catch a certain expression, a thought, an attitude. People are a never-ending source of creativity. Every portrait brings out a different message. I give my paintings suggestive names, for people who watch my artworks to better decode the message. I like to take challenges in art: see my “Homage to Van Gogh”, “Homage to Vermeer”’, "'Homage to El Greco. That courage didn’t get unnoticed.


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