“Beautiful paintings” – Henny


Carnation oil on canvas 5"x7"

“Looking at your beautiful carnation every day connects me to a sense of inner space and inspiration. Thank you!” – Johanna


Arbutus Leaf - Green and Purple

“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 living in Toronto when the irresistible need to draw, significantly changed her life. She studied drawing at the Academy of Realist Art Toronto.


Figure study

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.

Orange on Turquoise, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5", $110

Orange on Turquoise

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!”

Mr. Fabulous

Mr. Fabulous

Goia delights in the rhythm of natural shapes and proportions, light and shadow, rich and subtle color. Her intention is to celebrate our connection to nature, and bring back the wonder and delight of ordinary days.



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