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 forms: 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!

ONGOING REPRESENTATION

SOLO ART SHOWS

  • 2017 “A Tumultuous Affair” at The Table Restaurant
  • 2017 Irene’s Pub
  • 2016, 2015 Biaggio Restaurant
  • 2015 Minto Suites
  • 2015, Life is Green, at The Green Door Restaurant, Ottawa
  • 2014, Irene’s Pub, Ottawa
  • 2014, Foyer Gallery, Ottawa
  • 2013, Angelina Cafe, Ottawa
  • 2013, 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,  “Their World”,  at Rothwell Gallery
  • 2010, “Their World” at The Table,
  • 2010, at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre

GROUP ART SHOWS

  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, Kevin Dodds gallery group shows
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Foyer Gallery, Focus shows and group shows
  • 2017, 2016 Graffiti’s Restaurant
  • 2012, Promenade Arteast
  • 2012, Shenkman Centre, Selections 2014, 2012
  • 2012  Walter Baker Arena, featured artist
  • 2011 Selections 2011, Shenkman Centre, Trinity Gallery,
  • 2011 “Movie Nights” at Orange Gallery
  • 2011 Art Mad
  • 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 Ottawa Tulip Festival
  • 2008-2009, “Gallery for her

COLLECTIONS

  • Collections in Europe, USA, New Zealand and Canada.
  • Illustrations for books of poems, short stories, articles in magazines and community papers in Canada, USA and New Zealand.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio
  • Foyer Gallery, past vice-president
  • Nepean Fine Arts League
  • Ottawa School of Art
  • Ontario Architects Association
  • Association of Romanian Architects

PUBLICATIONS

Illustrations to short stories and poems in:

  • Romanian VIP, George Roca, Dallas, SUA,
  • Phoenix Magazine, Octavian Curpas, Arizona, SUA 4 times
  • ZINEWEST, Australia
  • Conexiuni Crestine Contemporane, Australia
  • Salt & Light 2 times