The genteel, ethereal paintings of Romanian- born artist Lucretia Ursu are a melting pot of shapes and colors that capture the essence of beautiful, transient moments. She uses several mediums – watercolors, oils and acrylics – to experiment with different techniques of expression. Her style is forever evolving. Through her work, Ursu hopes to bring excitement and joy to the viewer’s life, and for her paintings to act as a source of therapy and beauty inside the collector’s home.
Born in a village near Iasi City, Ursu remembers scratching everywhere she found a space as a child, eventually taking up art in the 5th grade. She continued to study it throughout school and graduated from Al. I Cuza University with an art teaching degree. This was her profession for almost 30 years before moving to New York City in 2001. After furthering her studies in New York, Ursu began working as the Learning Center Coordinator at the alma mater, but she never gave up her artistic side. She’s had seven art shows there, with the hopes of encouraging other students. Her paintings have also been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in Romania and Moldova, and was shown as part of the Women Artists Group exhibition at Dacia Gallery in New York earlier this year. Many of her artworks are part of private collections in Italy, Belgium, Romania and the U.S.