Artist from Transylvania (Romania)
Carmen Todita was born and grew up in Transylvania, the most fairytale-like part of Romania.
As a child, she already loved drawing and painting, and her drawing blocks were fast-filled. Also, walls, tables and the fridge in her parents’ house regarded Carmen as a great drawing canvas, sometimes to the madness of her parent. Her imagination came to life sometimes on the corners of her scriptures during the teaching hours or on an address book during a telephone conversation.
Carmen has a natural talent for painting and during her childhood she has developed her talent herself, by making her passion for drawing and painting her hobby and only in later life she has followed several targeted short courses to advance and painting techniques. Her parents wanted her to study economics, but her soul yearned to do art. When she turned 55, she had gathered the courage to do a training charts and painting techniques on the Folk University In Cluj-Napoca, in Romania. In 2019 she finished her studies and continues with a new course Creative Therapy.
She has a wide variety of pen drawings and paintings with diverse themes and different techniques, but she often opts for tantalizing themes such as frightening and vigilant animals, harmony, flowers, and the beauty of nature.
Because of this, she has been able to develop his own style with a technique that fits her perfectly: Pen Drawing. Under her guidance during the course and/or workshop she supports your inspiration to come together, step by step, to a nice result. A beautiful pen drawing to the living room wall is a valuable property, especially if you can bless that you have made it yourself.
She is also working on a whole new technique: Intuitive painting, based on the use of human senses. She uses interesting methods to awaken your intuition. Nostalgic, but also new feelings will come to you. With the help of your intuition, the colors or memories you will be able to put your experience on the white canvas.
Carmen would like to pass on her inspiration and experience to all people who love the pen drawing and/or painting and possibly want to do more with their talent. At her workshops or courses are also welcome people who have never made a painting. Whether you believe it or not, art is in your own right!
After Carmen Todita had begun her career as an economist in a large factory, her entrepreneurial urge has won and she started her own company along with a Dutch partner in Cluj-Napoca.
By personal circumstances she emigrates in 1999 to The Netherlands, where in the first year she was busy with her integration and naturalization process. Her first work in Netherlands was on an expedition department of a publishing company in Nijkerk.
With her cheerful and innovative character, her strong communication properties and flexibility, she has find fast another working environment in the municipality of Apeldoorn (Department of Spatial Information). In addition to her work at the municipality, she find a new challenge in 2007, when via a Netherlands-funded project for a learning-working process taught a group of Romanian young people (from Transylvania).
In 2011 she worked for The Groenhorst College in Almere where she has carried out the administrative work. Her initiative power, the social commitment and her will to help so many people in need and to help less fortunate groups, brought her the idea to create her private business.
In addition to all her above work, Carmen has a great passion for art. In her spare time keep herself engaged in painting and has had several exhibitions in The Netherlands.