Irina Neacșu is a designer and a botanical artist, member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and founder of the Romanian Society of Botaical Artists. Her projects cover a wide range of creative fields, from painting and graphics to art teaching, applied arts and interior design.

Irina Neacșu started as an artist in the field of interior design, where her name became an international brand, with exhibitions at various fairs and events throughout Europe. The main collections focus on bespoke upholstery and chairs, crafted with textile collage techniques and digital printing. Irina has worked on both old and new furniture, restoring and customizing items according to the specific needs of her customers. Her interior design collections include home accessories and furniture, in unique series or limited series.

Later on, in the field of painting and graphics, Irina refocused from the architectural study that laid the foundations of her professional training, to botanical art, where she cultivated her fascination for plants. The naturalistic perspective and the intense, participatory observation led Irina's activity to various approaches such as the classic botanical illustration, ink drawing, or abstract and surrealistic oil painting. The botanical works signed by Irina Neacșu highlight the ephemeral beauty of flowers and their mortality, as an integrated and integrating vision of life. Irina also creates pieces of art on demand, adapting her work to the client's perspective.

In the year 2016 Irina moved from the capital city to Brașov, where she feels closer to nature. Here, she opened the Irina Neacșu Studio then founded an art school, Cembra School of Botanical Art and Design, where she teaches courses and workshops in painting, drawing, textile art or design and encourages creative knowledge inspired by nature and heritage.

Through these projects, Irina hopes to bring together a local community of artists who share the same values based on sustainability and interactive development.

Exhibitions and fairs

2012 – I Saloni Milano – Italy
2013 – Florence Design Week – Italy
2013 – Graz Design Month – Austria
2013 – Maison&Objet – France
2014 – group exhibition Galleria 360 – Italy
2014 – Maison&Objet – France
2014 – Bife-SIM – Romania
2015 – Maison&Objet – France
2015 – Ljubljana Design Month – Slovenia
2016 – Bucharest, Romania – Galateca gallery, solo design exhibition
2017 – Bucharest,Romania –Renaissance gallery, solo painting exhibition
2017 – Bucharest, Romania – RDW, Romanian Design Week, graphics
2017 – Bremen, Germany – artist book exhibition
2017 – Liverpool, UK – artist book fair
2018 – Bucharest, Romania – RDW, Romanian Design Week, graphics
2018 – Bucharest, Romania – Botanical Garden, „Life of Bulbs” solo botanical art exhibition
2018 – founded – RSBA – Romanian Society of Botanical Artists
2019 – Bucharest, Romania, National Art Museum of Romania - Wildflowers from Romania, a botanical history - curator
2021 – Sydney, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition
2021 – Bucharest, Romania, Art Yourself Gallery - 1.61 Unuvirgulășaișunu - exhibition

At Atelier Irina Neacsu you will always find new courses and workshops if you are passionate about drawing, painting, engraving or design. Maybe you want to get ready for admission or to add to the knowledge you already have, no matter the reason, you are more than welcome.

The courses are held in Brasov, but sometimes we also have courses in partner locations in other cities.

We invite you to visit the site and find out what courses we have and read the specifications for each one to choose what suits you.

We look forward to meeting you!


watercolor, pencils and sometimes colored pencils, on Arches or Fabriano Extra White paper, grain satine.
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gouache in unique mixes, made by hand in the studio, in various dilutions from natural pigments.
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oil in mixed techniques and many times combined with charcoal, gesso and acrylics.
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We expect you to visit us also at the workshop, we always have beautiful works on display. You just have to call or leave us a message before you come.


Find out more about our projects, their diversity and contact us if you want a future collaboration.