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AIDA TOMESCU

YOU GREW UP IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – TELL ME

about the decision to move to Australia.

The people. I left Bucharest at 23 and spent a year travelling in Europe. Every time I sat on the deck of a boat to some Greek island, the conversations I enjoyed were oddly almost always with Australians. There was the openness and warmth – it made me want to come here.

What did this change of city and country have on you?

The first thing that struck me was the light and I loved the trees – there was purity in the light and it took a while to find its way into the painting.

What did this bring about for your work?

My beginnings were figurative; I trained academically

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