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Do what you love. Love what you do.


My name is Ioana Teodorescu.

I love to draw.

I love to teach.


I am a Romanian-born architect-turned-artist and architectural historian with degrees from the distinguished Universities of McGill, Cambridge and Bucharest. I have an unwavering passion for cultural and technological heritage, a deep love for the perfect art of mathematics, and a fondness for houses: for me, they’re intrinsically linked to those who inhabit them – houses are places of hopes, memories, inspiration.

In a Renaissance-(wo)man style, my career spans quite a few disciplines. For the past twenty-five years, drawing has been an essential part of my life.

I worked on residential projects, as an architect, interior designer or researcher. I have taught architectural history, perspective drawing, design and research  methods in North America and Europe, as well as assisting curators at national museums in Ottawa, my current hometown.

I am a proud member of the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists. A passionate gardener and a past volunteer with the Friends of the Farm, I’ve helped with the rose and peony sections of the Ornamental Gardens at the Experimental Farm in Ottawa.

Developed on the geometrical rules of perspective and composition, my drawings reflect all these passions.

Those of built environments see architectural and personal heritage as a vehicle to create significant bonds across family generations and world's cultures.

Those of flowers and landscapes capture the delicate essence of the natural world around us.

I work in pencil, watercolour and ink, with a variety of products from Staedtler, Caran D’Ache and Winsor&Newton. Call me sentimental, I have a special affinity to Canson papers, which I was introduced to as a student. I also paint on high-quality Arches watercolour paper and a variety of Strathmore papers.

My BLOG gives you more hints about my work and sources of inspiration.

I am also a passionate teacher with more than 20 years experience. My artist business is complemented by my private program Triangle, which offers in Mathematics and Drawing for adults and children of various ages. Check my courses, workshops and private lessons, along with my teaching portfolio HERE

If you have questions or would like to receive a quote, please contact me at:



Instagram: @joannateod


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