Felicia Cirstea is a visual artist based in Toronto, Canada.
Felicia obtained a BDes in Illustration from OCADU in Toronto, Canada. After years of using mixed media techniques blending digital practices with analog drawing and painting, Felicia’s work evolved into the traditional painting techniques to better express her ideas and craft.
Felicia’s work explores existentialist themes such as human despair, life and death in relationship to an ever changing cultural environment. The women in Felicia’s paintings represent the human element as self reflections of the artist’s own emotional journey. The bright and colourful paintings create a sense of hope and survival of the defeated human spirit while carrying messages that are deeply rooted in the artist past experiences. The patterns represent the cycles of nature which continue to flow and connect infinitely and are inspired by her Romanian heritage as well as European architecture.
Felicia’s work has been exhibited locally and internationally and her illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines, while features and press include Digital Arts Magazine UK (print), IdN Magazine (print), Juxtapoz (online), Format (online) and numerous online blogs.
Clients: Canadian Geographic, Canadian Family, More Magazine, Homemakers Magazine, Ryerson Magazine, The Block Magazine, Angels on Earth Magazine, Playgirl Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Diabetic Living Magazine, Treasury & Risk Magazine, The Miami Herald, Ink Publishing, Commons&Sense Magazine (Japan), Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), L’Oreal, Alfa Romeo.
Features & Publications include Digital Arts Magazine UK (print), IdN Magazine (print), Juxtapoz (online), Format (online).
Awards include American Illustration, Creative Journal, CAPIC (Canada).