My name is Malina Catoiu originally from Romania, born in Bucharest, traveled with my job across Europe for many years, now living in Luxembourg. The name of this shop comes from my first name Raluca. Until i left my country only my family called me Ralu so it is bringing history and present together.
Lets imagine we toss a coin, on one side is the truth and the other side is the dare.
The truth about me: since childhood I had a passion for music and the field of art. I still have three big passions: playing to my piano to enchant my friends and family, photography brought to light to the delight of your eyes and travelling. Contrary to my artist soul, I have chosen a career in banking for more than 20 years. In 2012 I bought my first DSLR camera mainly due to my curiosity and passion for photography. Since then I make art through my lenses as I am longing for beauty. I love to capture moments that become memories in a form of foggy mornings, crispy autumn, falling leaves, season changes, nature beauty, street impressions.
The dare part: I believe in trusting my gut as it is always right. I believe in making my dreams a reality and consistently pursue my life dreams. Today it seems everyone around in this society is busy with kids, careers, family ..you name it. Everyone is always rushed and we became addicted to being busy. To see nature & world beauty around us we need to slow down, look around, stop for awhile and enjoy life.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work, make them to wish to see new places, discover the beauty of this world and want as well to preserve it.
What is Ralu FineArt about? The shop idea was born from the desire to bring our planet beauty home and make our inner world inspiring.
RaluFineArt is a brand that designs unique products in the shape of wall art, home decor, lifestyle and apparel. All products are designed by me and are based on the photographs taken by me around the world. Buying my products you will enjoy beautiful landscapes, incredible sunsets, fabulous architecture as well the details of a flower, a bee or butterfly.
During my trips I realized how beautiful our planet is and also how fragile and in great danger. RaluFineArt is a brand that is committed to raising awareness about the endangered species and deforestation. A percentage of the sales will go as donations to different organizations to contribute to planting trees, save endangered species and other actions trying to make our world better. All actions will be shared with you via Blog page and newsletters.
Last but not the least, I would like to thank to my dear husband for continuous encouragement and support to pursue my dreams and dare.
Interested in buying my artwork?
All of my work is available on this website in the form of canvas, framed prints, acrylic prints, metallic prints, wallpaper, greeting cards, notebooks, coffee mugs and not only. If you have some time, take a quick look. You can find me as well on social media on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
You cannot find the photos or items you want? Do not worry about that, just drop me a message and we will sort it out.
If you want to get in contact with me, go to the Contact page.