Alex and me "hanging out," at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills just recently.
Alexandra Nechita —
The world knows her as the world renown "child progidy," the "next Picasso," or simply one of the most gifted artists to come along in this century or last. I know her simply as Alex, my dear friend, and one of God’s special angels, right here on earth.
Alex and I met a few years ago, along with her brother, also an artist, Maxamilian, along with her loving mother Viorica, and father Niki. It was love at first sight – spirit to spirit. Fast friends, and connected ever since. Since then I have tried to support her work and movement, and she has supported mine through a collaboration with Operation HOPE. No doubt, ..we need to do more together in 2005, and we will.
When I met Alex she was a teenager. A teenager with a purpose, but a teenager nonetheless. Today Alex is a growing and maturing young lady, attending college at UCLA here in Southern California. Our most recent conversations have been wonderful because they are deeper — much deeper than ever before — and reveal a powerful, wise and "connected" spirit, hungry to grow and to develop. No, there is nothing average about Alex, and as I told her just recently, I am convinced that she has not even begun to live her truth in the world. God has plans for Alexandra Nechita… I will be there with and for her, every step of the way!
Alexandra Nechita was born in Romania in 1985. She began drawing at the age of two. At seven, Alexandra was painting with oils and acrylics, and her first exhibit was a one-woman (child) show held at a Los Angeles public library when she was just eight years old.
Alexandra’s talent was instantly recognized as capacity crowds came to see her amazing and often monumental paintings. After seeing her art, the press labeled her "The Petite Picasso." She attracted the attention of art critics and the media who began telling the world about this rarest of child prodigies – an artist who had mastered drawing and color, an artist who had created a visual language of her own, in a unique, lyrical, figurative, abstract cubist manner, an artist who had only recently turned nine years old.
By age ten, Alexandra was producing strikingly accomplished canvases, which were easily compared to the work of talented, fully mature artists. Her works have a developed artistic personality, highly sophisticated and fully alive to the nuances and possibilities of her medium.
In November of 1999, Alexandra was selected by the World Federation of United Nations to lead a Global Arts Initiative involving more than 100 Nations. Alexandra will touch millions of lives worldwide through her artwork and will be recognized as a global influence through the spirit of the arts in the 21st Century.
Onward, with HOPE.