Dreja Novak was born in Slovenia. Her strong interest for fine art lead her to Accademia Italiana in Florence (Italy), where she studied interior design and decoration. After graduation, she continued her fine art studies at the private school of Joze Ciuha, where under his guidance, she perfected her skills.
Dreja's desire to create a beautiful painting is based on ideas and stories from her life, rather than wanting to follow current trends. Dreja doesn’t want to shock with her art, she wants her audience to be left with a feeling of well being and inner piece.
Her style Art Nouveau Deco was developed on the basis of Art Nouveau, also known as Jugendstil and Decorative art. Dreja’s decoration plays an important role, which enriches the composition and completes the story. The Nouveau Deco is a decorative romanticism with realistic figures placed in surrealistic world.
Dreja's works can be found in private collections all over the world from New
Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Croatia and other. To Dreja, painting is like a journey, which transports her into a creative world of stories; every new location and culture change brings her new knowledge and ideas. Her deep passion for painting is rewarded by many happy people owning her works.