Puschiaza Catalina trained as an artist in Bucharest, initially as a graphic designer but then undertook further training in the Decorative Arts. However, her career trajectory then took an unusual route, which stemmed from her love of philosophy and theology. She acquired a Bachelor Degree in Theology - Ecclesiastical Painting. Here she learnt the Byzantine, religious painting techniques of old. This enabled her to worked as an art teacher, graphic designer, cartoon animator and painter. She has painted hundreds of icons and non religious paintings over the years and this accomplished artist has had over 30 group painting exhibitions in Romania and across Europe.