“Beautiful paintings” – Henny
“Looking at your beautiful carnation every day connects me to a sense of inner space and inspiration. Thank you!” – Johanna
“I really resonate with your study of nature’s simple beauty.” – Keiko
“Small paintings like jewels.” – Roxana
“…a reminder of all the roses that she grew” – Esther
About the artist
Romanian by birth, Goia was working as a statistician in Toronto when the irresistible need to draw, significantly changed her life. She studied drawing at the Academy of Realist Art Toronto.
Then she moved to Salt Spring Island BC, where she was inspired.
She started painting in oils on her own and it wasn’t easy…
After she committed to painting daily, she met a master in the accomplished American painter Cary Ennis, who became a guiding light and a good friend.
In January 2014 Cristina traveled to Scottsdale Arizona for a workshop with Cary’s esteemed teachers, David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. She will always remember David’s critique of her painting: “This is fabulous!”
Goia delights in the simple beauty of natural shapes and proportions, lights and darks, rich and subdued colour. Her intention is to deepen our connection to nature, and bring back the wonder and delight of ordinary days.
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