Empowering Women Through Art #UrbanQueens

Ramona Pintea – Queen of Arts


Ramona Pintea is a woman on a mission – to empower women through art.

As a self-taught artist with accolades from gallery owners and art collectors, she received her greatest accolades during lockdown, from women around the world.

Inspired by an article in Forbes magazine about how seven powerful women leaders shone through the Covid-19 crisis she created a stunning series of paintings recognising every woman’s sovereignty.

 The #UrbanQueen was born.

Ramona said: “Along with these seven ladies and other brave and determinate known figures, my inspiration is every woman who is a leader but is living in anonymity. Through my paintings, I want to bring every woman to spotlight who runs her household, raises her children, puts up with her boss, looks after her health, and shows strength and courage in her everyday life.”

Ramona shared her thoughts, her process, and her paintings online and was blown away by the response from women around the globe. Women who felt uplifted and inspired by her art.

Two #UrbanQueen series were sold out within hours of announcement.

Ramona continues: “All of us need to be reminded of our inner royalty from time to time. Little slips along the way, small bumps of negativity, personal vulnerability and the crown can tilt yet the ability to stand up, shake off, find inner strength and put the crown back to its rightful place is what makes us Queens. The ability to reincarnate this crown, to make it even more valuable and meaningful. And moreover, the ability to rock it harder than before, shinier than ever – purposeful as can be.”

Ramona asks her followers to name her finished paintings and titles such as ‘I was born ready’, ‘My crown my rule’, ‘Every day a queen’, ‘I’ve got this’, ‘All I need is my crown’, ‘Don’t fuck with me’ and ‘Whispering goddess’ give an insight into the many facets of the inner queen living inside every woman who responds.


The first two editions of Urban Queens created and released during the lockdown sold out fast and interest in the new collection – due later this autumn – is even stronger. The creative spark is strong and new, exciting ideas will be released.


Artist and Wordsmith

 Ramona loves to share the thoughts and inspiration behind her Urban Queens and has written several articles which are available for publication:


There was no competition

How Ramona Pintea’s intention of clearing out her closets and deep cleaning her house during lockdown was usurped by a desire to paint, which led to the creation of a successful Urban Queen art business online that raised the morale of women around the world amidst the global pandemic.


It is time to feel Fabulous in your Feminine

Ramona reminds women to give to themselves as well as others, to replenish their energy and honour their true feminine selves through finding out what makes them feel fabulous. To feel fabulous is a special gift for the feminine and how it is felt is unique to every woman.


What happened when artist Ramona Pintea stopped establishment pleasing…

A story about looking within and discovering that you are enough, that dreams do come true and that it is never too late. From growing up in a communist dictatorship, through leaving home for London alone at 18, setting up and running two successful businesses, starting a family and then closing her business to follow her passion for painting, Ramona found her purpose.


How one woman’s vibrant expression brought hope, courage, and inspiration to many.

Ramona’s story reads like a true heroine’s journey and conjures scenes from a fairytale, as she makes her way through the dark parts, and keeps going until she finds the light of her own heaven in making art that inspires and uplifts.

 About Ramona

Ramona Pintea is an established artist, who works primarily in oils, with occasional forays into acrylics and mixed media. Her paintings provide vibrant colour and enduring character in private collections stretching from the USA to Norway, England to Canada, and Honk Kong to the Philippines.

Ramona’s work is a fluid fusion between abstract and figurative with one overriding purpose, the quest of self-discovery and empowerment. It is a bold, chromatic journey through key existential questions, emphasising the resilience, inner strength, and courage we are all able to summon when the occasion calls for it.

Her latest series of paintings ‘Urban Queen’ is inspired by the idea that we need women to play a greater role in shaping this world into a better and safer place. Ramona paints women in all their beauty, compassion. courage, vulnerability, and strength. She uses the crown as a symbol of strength and leadership that is worn not only by leaders of states but also by you, me, and every other woman.

The first two editions of Urban Queens created and released during the lockdown sold out fast and interest in the new collection – due later this fall – is even stronger. The creative spark is strong and new, exciting ideas will be released.





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Avenue51 Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade

London, UK – April 21, 2020: Avenue51, the global eCommerce platform, was today honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade, for outstanding growth in overseas sales during the last three years – with sales growth of nearly 50%.

Avenue51 offers a unique opportunity for European brands to trade directly with consumers around the world via its cross-border technology platform built around three key features of:

• Share: Marketing & Social Media Share
• Shop: Online Retail & Payments
• Ship: Fulfilment & Storage

These services have been designed to work individually or together to provide an end-to-end solution. For retailers wanting a fast route to the Chinese consumer market, Avenue51 also provides online listing across a network of more than 50,000 online retailers used by shoppers in Mainland China.

Avenue51 co-founder, James Hardy, comments: “Winning the Queen’s Award is a great honour for us and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. We have seen huge growth during the last three years including an increase in sales of 50% and launching our technology and services in the French and Nordic markets.”

“Now more than ever we believe our eCommerce platform is vital for European retailers looking to create or expand their eCommerce offering to reach some of the largest consumer markets in the world.”

Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are among the most prestigious business awards in the country and are awarded for outstanding achievement at international trade, innovation or sustainable development. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.

About Avenue51
Avenue51’s complete global ecommerce platform enables more than 100 British and European consumer brands including Waitrose, Aspinal of London, ThisWorks and Optibac to generate and fulfil over £50 million of orders from shoppers and online retailers in Mainland China each year.

Our team is based in offices around the world including London, Birmingham, Beijing, Shanghai & Hangzhou are endlessly integrating our solution into the business models of the world’s most progressive brands.

For those brands simply seeking fast access to shoppers in Mainland China, Avenue51 offers the opportunity to list products within a network of more than 50,000 online retailers used by shoppers in Mainland China. This network includes a number of highly successful online stores operated by Avenue51 under license (Laposte and Royal Mail Tmall flagship stores) or directly (51bestuk, 51Taouk).

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Metricell Ltd. Wins 2020 Queen’s Award for Innovation


Telecommunications specialists Metricell – software and service supplier to government, enterprise and network operating clients worldwide – are celebrating a 2020 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the category of Innovation.

Since 2007, Metricell has helped those working in communications better understand the performance of mobile and fixed-line broadband, and drive greater connectivity between service providers and their customers.

Metricell’s Innovation Award is recognition of how their crowdsourcing technology is helping customers around the world measure and monitor network performance: from WiFi hotspots to mobile coverage. Not only does this approach help to improve networks, but it also serves to address the continuing challenge of breaking down the digital divide and ensuring connectivity for all.

“We are immensely proud to be have been chosen as a 2020 Queen’s Award recipient. Winning this award for the third time is testament to the commitment our staff show to being first-to-market with best-in-class products. It is also recognition of the faith our customers place in us and their willingness to invest in leading-edge technology .” Tom Staniland, Managing Director of Metricell.

Metricell will celebrate the award win at a Buckingham Palace reception later this year.

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