As a child, Estée Preda was read Hans Christian Andersen and Brothers Grimm fairy tales every night by her mother who escaped the iron curtain. She lived across the hall from her grand-mother who was prone to night terrors. She would watch out the window from her Québec city home as one season would slowly turn into another. The world that her art exists in lies somewhere between those ephemeral seasons, night terrors and folk tales.
Estée Preda works mainly with gouache and ink. With one foot in Quebec modernity and one foot in Romanian folklore, she tries to bridge the gap between these two worlds. By exploring the various interactions that occur within her bestiary, a world populated by mythological creatures where the laws of physics are abolished, his universe expands and defines itself with the progression of her practice.