If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint. I'm Mihai Adriana Ionela and I gratuated Fine Arts at the Octavian Enigarescu school from Târgoviste, România. Since 2010 I have won numerous painting competitions, participated in art camps both Romanian and international. I love realistic painting styles.
2021 - "One On One" Group painting exhibition, Octavian Enigarescu Folk Arts School, Targoviste.
2018 - "Lumina Nordului" International Fine Arts Camp, Ion Irmescu
School of Arts, 13th edition, Mailini.
2015 - “Lumina Nordului” International Creation Camp - Fine Arts,
Ion Irmescu School of Arts, 10th edition, Radauti
2013 - "Medieval Snapshots" International Fine Arts Camp
International Art Camp
2010 - "Days of Art Schools" International Festival, 9th edition,
2010 - “Lumina Nordului” International Creation Camp - Fine Arts,
Ion Irmescu School of Arts, 5th edition, Vatra Dornei
2009 - “Ion Ruset” Literary Creation Course, 4th edition, Graphic
Section, Pucioasa, Dambovita
2009 - "United Nations Climate Art Competition United Nations Day
2009" European Center for Higher Education
2009 - “Lumina Nordului” International Creation Camp - Fine Arts,
Ion Irmescu School of Arts, 5th edition, Suceava
2005 – PRESENT
2016 - “National Exhibition of Plastic and Decorative Arts of Arts Schools”, 14th edition, Pitesti (jury award).
2015 - “Royal Painting and Graphics” Vespasian Lungu National Picture and Graphic Contest, 20th edition, Braila (first prize).
2009 - “Lumina Nordului” Ion Irimescu National Fine Arts Competition, 2nd edition, Vatra Dornei (Mention)
2008 - "N.N Tonitza" Olympics / Fine Arts Competition, national stage, 10th edition (2nd prize).
2007 - "Contest and Exhibitions of Fine Arts", Targoviste (first quarter)
My artistic style is based on using oil colors to create art on canvas. I graduated from an engineering faculty, which influenced the way I approach the creative process. Specifically, I enjoy creating art that is precise and well-balanced, yet retains a note of spontaneity and creative freedom.
I'm very fond of old houses and landscapes, which are frequent sources of inspiration for my work. Additionally, I am fascinated by the human form and enjoy creating art that explores the body and movement in new and interesting ways. In terms of my artistic style, it is influenced by artists such as Michelangelo and Monet, and my style is often described as expressive and emotive.
I enjoy rich colors and texture in my work, and using oil as a medium allows me to add depth and dimension to each piece. Overall, my artistic style is a mix of precision and expressiveness, and my work is meant to inspire and delight anyone who sees it. I strive to create works of art that convey the beauty of the surrounding world, as well as enchant and inspire the viewers.
As an artist, I have chosen the oil on canvas technique to create artworks that reflect my personality and artistic vision. This medium allows me to achieve a wide range of effects and colors, giving me the freedom to explore the world from my perspective.
The use of oil in painting dates back to the 15th century, and this technique has been adopted by many famous artists over time, such as Rembrandt or Monet. For me, oil paints offer a quality and depth of color that I have not found in other media. Additionally, the slow drying speed of oil colors allows me to return to my work multiple times and add subtle layers of color or new details.
When creating a work of art, I start by sketching an idea on canvas, then apply layer upon layer of oil color. Each layer dries before moving on to the next, allowing me to add more textures and depth to the artwork. I like to use brushes of different sizes and shapes to achieve fine details or larger texture effects.
I use the oil on canvas technique to create landscapes, old houses, or works that explore the human body. I like to experiment with different effects of light and shadow and to create compositions that convey a certain emotion or mood.
Ultimately, my oil on canvas works are my artistic expression, and each work allows me to explore and convey the beauty of the world from my artistic perspective.
Besides art, I have a variety of other passions and interests that occupy my time and energy. Photography is one of my great passions, and I enjoy exploring the world through the lens of my camera. I like to capture moments and landscapes that can easily be lost in the everyday hustle and bustle, and share them with others through my photos.
Travel is also a big part of my life. Specifically, I enjoy discovering places with a rich history and interesting architecture, such as medieval towns or ancient monuments. My travels inspire me in my artistic creations and offer me a broader perspective on the world and the people who live in it.
In addition to my artistic and travel passions, I also have a degree in engineering and am passionate about technology and innovation. I enjoy understanding how things work and exploring new technologies and ideas. This passion for engineering helps me approach my artistic process creatively and find innovative solutions to design problems.
Furthermore, I enjoy getting involved in humanitarian activities and helping the communities around me. I believe it is important to get involved in social issues and do what we can to help the people around us. Specifically, I like to get involved in projects that support art and culture, as I believe these are essential for the development of a healthy and happy society.
I hope you've enjoyed learning more about me and my artistic journey. If you've been inspired by my work and would like to keep up with my latest creations, I invite you to follow me on social media. You can find me on instagram and facebook. I post regular updates about my latest pieces, upcoming events, and other projects I'm working on.
If you're interested in purchasing one of my works of art, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can find a selection of my pieces on my website, paintmia.com. Each piece is unique and handcrafted with care, and I'm always happy to discuss commissions or custom pieces.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my work. I look forward to connecting with you and sharing my love of art with others.