Luiza Varovici | About me
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Luiza

Background

I was born in Romania and came to London in 2009 to fulfill my calling for art after travelling a lot in Europe. I found this was the most ‘arty’ place in Europe and as well I had a vision that this is the place where I will become fulfilled in art.

Education

I pursued art in school for 8 years and then followed a career in maths and computer science for which I got a higher degree. As my heart turns to art always, I chose to pursue art in my spare time, in evening art classes or practice on my way to work, lunch breaks and weekends or holidays away.

I also worked as a freelance web programmer/designer for about 2 years while in London.

Style

As I am self-taught, a first step was to be able to reproduce reality in pencil on paper. My teacher was Gene Franks and his amazing books on pencil drawing. He taught me to use the full range of pencils and helped my shading get right with his tutorials. I practiced my pencil in life drawing classes from 2011-2013.

The next step was to get my own style and for that I purchased Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist’s Way’ in 2013. While working on my diary that comes with this program, I started my quick sketches on the side of my pages, on the way to work. I got so hooked on this as started to challenge myself and started to get portraits done in under 30 seconds! (how long can someone pose without posing?). Then in 2015 I had my first solo exhibition with all this work.With this new confidence, I then started to combine sketches and watercolour which brings me to present date.

I am happy to be in the World Watercolour Group and featured on Doodlewash.com in an article. Check it out!