Hello my name is Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas and I’m an artist from Romania. I was born in Romania in 1985. I’m half-Greek and half-Romanian. I’ve been painting since I was a kid, because my father is a mural painter. I made mural paintings (in churches) for 10 years and since 2013 I’m dedicated to watercolor. I’ve had many exhibitions in Romania and other countries.
I love to paint in watercolor. If you do it with passion then things are going in the right direction. I’m a spontaneous painter. I don’t like to copy what I see. I want to give an interpretation, the essence of the subject. I use very good materials, Fabriano, Canson paper 100% cotton and Russian, Italian and colours made in England like Winsor & Newton. I love to paint boats and buildings. I’m in love with the greek landscape and also with Italian and Transylvanian architecture.
In general, I work wet on dry, but sometimes I also paint wet on wet. I also like dry brushes strokes and if you have a paper with rough grain you can do a lot of effects. I really recommend this. My advice for a beginner is not to paint with fear. Be fearless!! Work every day and try to make your own style.
Don’t copy other artists because in time you will paint like them. Just observe many artworks but when you paint, let go of what you saw. I don’t like to make many details. I like to be simple but full of impact. When the result of my painting is like I want, I’m very happy.
I always want more. It is not good to be thankful with a little. Otherwise you will never go up. I’m glad that, in just 5 years, I’ve exhibited with great masters in watercolor and also I became a member of Birmingham Watercolor Society. This year, I will participate in the annual BWS exhibition and, in August, I plan to have a personal exhibition in my city.
In October, if I will be invited by master George Politis, I will participate at International Watercolor 4 in Thessaloniki Greece. Last edition, in 2016, I had one work there and it was a pleasure for me to be invited to such a great exhibition with masters like Cesc Farre, David Poxon, Pablo Ruben etc. For an artist, it is very important to have a good quality of the painting, but after this, the art events, exhibitions, demonstrations are important too.
People can be in contact with your artwork. You can share your talent, work, inspiration, and style with other people. I also make watercolor courses for children. And I’m glad that I see children (10-12 years) who want to learn and to become artists. It’s important, because nowadays people are focused more on other things, material things, not spiritual or artistic.
We have to support art. Not only theoretically, but also actually buying art, so the artists can go on. Lets respect more art, because good artists are not many. It’s about talent, study, and hard work.
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