ABOUT

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

The association between art and dreams has always been a close one and in essence that is what we all look for in every form of art: to make us hope and dream. It is the blending of a dream with the realism that life is not always what you want it to be and it perfectly combines the nostalgia of the past with the yearning for the future. Mostly experimenting with collages, strategically constructed around a central photograph, my work aims at revealing a mix of romance, finesse, glitter and sparkle, illuminating the optimism and hopes that we all still strongly need to feel, no matter the circumstances.

The mixed media collages are a combination of found photographs mainly from the 'Belle Époque' period with decorative elements. The artworks are aiming at giving a link to a sensuous dreamy scenes and offering the viewer an image of relaxation.

I was born in Athens and I am now based in Brussels. My artistic approach takes a variety of routes using paper, acrylics, acrylic inks, found images, coloured pencils and crayons, stencils, glitter and many others.

I am inviting you to join me on a discovery trip through time.




Distinctions



* Fédération Nationale de la Culture Nationale for my participation at the ART EN CAPITAL 2015 (Grand Palais).

* Certificate of Excellence for her artwork participating at the 21st Art Vita Competition for exhibiting at the ARTEXPO New York 2017.

* Honourable Mention Award from the Circle "Foundation for the Arts" (for the high aesthetic, technical and creative standard of work).

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