Lorena Balea-Raitz was born in Transylvania, Romania in 1980. She studied fashion design and fine arts in the US and Europe.
In 2010 she moved to New Zeeland and started her illustrator life. Ink & Lace was born and since then she never looked back. Ink & Lace creates bold, expressive, feminine art with a touch of surrealism fashion and fantasy.
Lorena Balea-Raitz is known in Australia for establishing Romanian Point Lace an ancient lace technique from Transylvania and for fashionista art.
With a unique eye for color, Lorena creates one of a kind fashion related art and designs.
“Illustration is silent poetry…”
Lorena Balea-Raitz is living in Australia. Her illustrations have been featured in art and jewelry magazines, She teaches Romanian Point Lace in Brisbane and wrote a book on the subject.
Visit her website http://www.balea-raitz.com/