Hi! I'm Matei and I am a freelance artist established in Austria, Linz.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to draw. Time just melts away when my pencil hits the paper. In 4th grade, I would be the kid to come to if you wanted to draw anything for a school project.
As a young boy I used to spend many hours drawing from my imagination or reproducing different scenes.
I remember when I was in a school camp, my classmates wanted me to draw the characters from their favorite cartoons or games.
Perhaps this laid the foundation for my future work. By high-school I had discovered my true love - Art.
About 5 years ago, one of my best friends asked me what I would do with the rest of my life if I could do anything. My answer came instantly - I would create art. But then I realized it was more than that, I loved seeing how moved people were by the artworks that I did and I also wanted to contribute with something in this world.
I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Finally, a number of years and lots of encouragement, from my wife and family, friends and even some of my clients, later; I quit my job in the private military industry and become a freelance artist.