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Erika Farkas

I am a self-taught artist with Transylvanian roots. A career in Information Technology left me with little room for artistic endeavours.  My eye-opening moment was when I turned 50 and I realized that life was too short to let my dreams go to waste. So, I picked up a pencil and started drawing. I began exhibiting my figurative pencil drawings a year later and have won several awards in local and international art exhibitions.

Today, I am a full time artist working in a wide range of media, from graphite and pastel pencils to oils, acrylics and mixed media.  I have finally found my way and I am following the path that, I truly believe, was always meant for me.

“My greatest passion lies in the realistic portraying of the human form. There is something about the way the body moves and the emotions it can convey that continues to fascinate me. Whether through a stroke of a brush or a simple pencil line, I find myself drawn to exploring these nuances and complexities. From the graceful curves of a woman to the rugged lines of a man, each person holds within them a unique story, a unique perspective. I connect with my subject on a deep level, trying to convey their essence and personality by observing every detail, every line, every shade. It truly is a profound and rewarding experience to create a representation of someone’s essence, and the connection I feel with the figure is something that stays with me long after the artwork is finished.