Anca Barbu is a native Romanian artist based in Miami. She went to business school in New York City where she began exhibiting her abstract paintings in several galleries while attending college and working in high end retail stores where she found her passion for fashion and the arts. She has been painting for twelve years professionally and has been featured in galleries all over the world. Anca gets her inspiration from the great masters like Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Mondrian, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, Mark Rothko and lately has been inspired by pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock and Keith Herring.
Anca has always been a huge fan of fashion and following new trends while collecting designer handbags so she decided to start a new company, “Custom Bag Designs by Anca Barbu ” painting beautiful artworks on genuine leather top quality handbags. She loves painting abstract works like Jackson Pollock style splashes as well as pop art classics such as POP, BANG, POW!, WOW, and many more. Anca also gets her inspiration from all the top trends from high fashion brands which she likes to incorporate in her new bags. After each bag is finished, Anca uses her fashion skills to accessorize her handbags with silk scarfs, matching straps and accessories. As a fashion addict, Anca loves to upgrade every single detail in each bag from the glitter edges to the highlighting and accessorized touches.
Anca takes custom work requests every day and loves new challenges. She loves collaborating with other artists and is always looking for new inspiration. She has traveled to 48 countries and takes a lot of ideas from her trips which she incorporates in her artworks. Visiting museums and appreciating art has always been a passion for Anca. Each detail of every bag is a small incorporation of multiple inspiration outlets. You can find @ CustomBagDesigns in over 80 stores all over the United States. She exhibits in Chicago, Atlanta, West Palm Beach and Dallas shows as well as at NYC accessories mart. Anca loves her job and looks forward to making more bags for different stores all over the world. Make sure to contact us to get the beautiful hand - painted custom handbags in your store!