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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Urban Lights Sets the American Dream in Motion with Inspired Candles

Lady Liberty has been welcoming the world to America since 1886 with her beacon of faith. Following her concerned gaze to the great city across the river, the New York subway system bonds 8.6 Million people together each and every day (according to the MTA.)

Our journey began in New York, a concrete jungle and gathering place for people from all over the world,” shares Elisabetta Beatrici, Co-Founder of Urban Lights Candles. “We were inspired by Massimo Vignelli’s renowned NYC subway signs,” she added enthusiastically.

Urban Lights, a new candle company, wishes to bring the people of New York and beyond together. “What if we can set our American Dream in motion while connecting and supporting other people, encouraging each person to share their stories by spreading love, joy and hope?” said Co-Founder Taner Oktar. “The gesture of lighting a candle is very powerful. To us, our candles are more than designed objects. Of course, they are beautiful and timeless, but they would also be transporters of stories. With each new owner; Urban Lights candles become symbolic and serve as a reminder of something nostalgic, poetic… and empowering.

Open to the public, the media initiative, “Let There Be Light”, is an interactive social campaign that kicked off with a launch reception at SoHo, New York City’s Perfumarie on December 4th, 2019.

Urban Lights celebrates the unique vibes of five Manhattan neighborhoods: 5th Avenue, Wall Street, Grand Central, Spring Street, and 125th Street, each with a beautiful olfactive profile. As modern, travel-ready objects of desire, each candle has the ability to activate a journey down memory lane with a distinctive aroma.

Designed in New York City and made in the USA, the Urban Lights regulatory team is constantly providing safer and more sustainable options for fragrance development and usage in candles. Because Urban Lights cares about sustainability, the glass vessel is made from recycled and reworked materials.

Urban Lights Candles ($49) are available online and at Perfumarie.

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