The Studio in the Heart of Viscri

Woodwork & Painting Atelier and Artist in Residence Program

The Alecse Family

Adrian, Romanian native and his American wife Katharine Alecse live and work at 241 Viscri where Adrian has his woodshop, Katharine has her painting studio and where they will host artists from around the world to live and work in the historic village of Viscri.  Adrian has worked at the Village Museum in Bucharest and has done other conservation and restoration work for the Prince Charles Trust.  Katharine received her BFA from Pratt Institute and has been an active participant in the New York and London art scenes with her large-scale realist paintings.  Their artist in residency program gears up to take off in 2020  


Загрязнение окружающей среды

It's more important than ever to protect Transylvania and Romanian treasures.

Adrian Alecse takes pride in bringing experience and passion to conservation and restoration.  He's always involved in woodworking projects often making objects with purely wood joints and no screws.  

Life and work can be as creative as art..

The Life-sized Paintings of Katharine Alecse

Katharine Alecse scales up her paintings in order to create a window or doorway into a dream world.  Whether depicting  a classic portrait or a gorrilla smoking, her paintings capture the essence of her characters and invite the viewer to daydream.

Commission a painting

Katharine Alecse paints custom potraits

See her website for more details!

Artist in Residence

Atelier Alecse's artist in residency program kicks off in 2020

We're really excited to share our slice of paradise with a fellow creative.  More details to follow, but it will be bed and breakfast, meals, studio and activities all included to let the artist relax and get inspired in this historic and beautiful setting.

Other places to visit in Viscri

Our favourites

The Saxon Church
The Orthodox Church
Ramona 143
Watching the cows come home

Support Romanian Cultural Heritage

Visit, donate and support Charities.  Here is a list of charities we know of, but there are many more:


There are many ways you can help Romania preserve it's beauty.

On your next visit to Viscri, make an appointment so we don't miss you!

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