I remember drawing as early as first grade. My canvases back then were my bags, my books, my notebooks, and most times the dirt on the ground. Growing up in Greece, however, I did not have the opportunity to study art in school and as a result, I did not discover my passion for painting until later in my life.
My favorite media is oils and even though I have tried most types of media, I ultimately prefer oils as I find them to be more forgiving. I work mostly from photographs that inspire me and reflect a small part of me and my background.
In my paintings, I strive to capture the simple moments in time and show the world around me as I see it. Part of my inspiration comes from the beautiful seascapes of my homeland Greece but most often children are the central focus of my work as I strive to capture their innocence and jeweled personalities with the strokes of my brush. My favorite models are my two granddaughters Isabella and Sofia and my goal when I paint is to create paintings depicting my feelings that I can share with the viewer.
Participating in art shows provides me the opportunity to meet and connect with other talented artists who share their knowledge with me. Painting is my refuge, my way to relax and it provides me with the opportunity to connect and to appreciate the colorful world around me.
Born and raised in Kalamata Greece, I moved to Wethersfield Connecticut with my family in 1992 where I discovered my emerging talent for Art. I was particularly fascinated by the textures of oil paint on canvas and soon found myself drawn to artists that used detail and color in a way that captured my own imagination.
As a self-taught artist, I began to study the complexity of emotion and the beauty of my surroundings. This resulted in paintings that portrayed everything from the joyful mystery of children to the serenity of my homeland. What began as a hobby soon turned into a passion. In 1991, a selection of my work was displayed at ACS in Athens. This event changed my thoughts about painting and soon thereafter, I continued to paint for enjoyment but with a renewed focus on learning new skills and techniques from other artists by speaking with them and studying their work.
Today, I continue to paint mostly with oils and look for inspiration from family, friends, fellow artists and the seascapes of my beloved Greece. My work can be found in private collections both in the United States and Greece and I look forward to continuing to develop my own style and artistry.
2018 “Crossing” and “Sneaking a Selfie” ArtSpace Gallery Ekprhasis Event, Hartford, Connecticut
2018 “Gathering” and “A Day at the Beach” CWA Council Show, Indian Hill Country Club, Newington
2018 “Seagulls” Marlborough Arts Center, Juried Exhibition, Marlborough Connecticut
2017 “Stella” CWA 87thNational Open Juried Exhibition, Arts Center East, Vernon, Connecticut
2017 "Stella" CWA 87th National Open Juried Exhibition, Arts Center East, Vernon, Connecticut
2017 " "Fun day", "Seagulls" and "Between Storms" CWA Council Show, Newington Country Club, Newington, Connecticut
2017 “Stella” New Haven Paint & Clay Club 116th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, New Haven, Connecticut
2017 “Sea Glass” 2017 CWA Members Juried Art Exhibition, Art League of New Britain, Connecticut
2016 "Piece of Athens (1970's) New Britain Art League, Juried Show, New Britain, Connecticut
2016 "Chasing Seagulls" Slatter Museum, CWA Annual Juried Show, Norwich, Connecticut
2016 "Sweet Memories" National Arts Program, Hartford, Connecticut
2016 "The Widow" National Arts Program, Hartford, Connecticut
2015 “Geisha” ArtSpace Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
2015 “Sofia”, “Geisha”, “Memories” CWA Council Show Stockman Gallery, New Britain, Connecticut
2015 “Kitries” Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, Connecticut
2014 “Sunset Path” and “Viewing the Sound” Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, Connecticut
2014 “I Love Uncle Stan” Art Space Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
2015 “A Moment in the Sun” ArtSpace Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
2014 “Broken Angel” & “Surprise Angel” Wings Inspired to fly show at 224 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
2014 “Gina” Cave a Vin, CWA Council Show New Haven, Connecticut
2014 “In Mommy’s Arms” and Portrait of Isabella, Hartford Fine Arts, 85th CWA Anniversary Juried show, Hartford, Connecticut
2013 “Maya” Butler McCook Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
2013 “First Haircut” Slater Museum Norwich, Connecticut
2013 “Maya” Club House Gallery CWA Annual Juried Exhibition, West Hartford, Connecticut
2013 “Posing” National Arts Program Exhibit, Hartford Connecticut
2012 “Smell My Feet” nominated and chosen by Poet Christine Beck for the Ekprhasis Event, Hartford, Connecticut
2012 “Poppies” Aetna gallery group show, Hartford, Connecticut
2010 “Bushnell Park Carousel” Salt Box Gallery Member’s Juried Exhibition, West Hartford, Connecticut
2010 “Splish Splash” CT+5 Annual Juried Exhibition, Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut
2009 “Posing for Mama” Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition Club House Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut
2008 “Black & White Beads” “Up Close & Personal Portrait Exhibition” Club House Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut
2007 “Annoula” auctioned at the Annual New Britain YWCA’s Dinner, New Britain, Connecticut
2007 “Maya” Salt Box Gallery Juried exhibition, West Hartford, Connecticut
2006-2010 “Sunset in Greece”, “Show Me the Rides”, “Birthday Cake”, “A Moment in the Sun”, Art Walk Annual Juried Exhibition, West Hartford, Connecticut
In the News
2015 Life Wethersfield Article on Georgia about finding passion in painting
2014 “In Mommy’s Arms” Hartford Courant
2014 “Isabella” Hartford Courant, i-town’s art
2011 “Lisa and Baby Lia” Hartford Courant i-towns
2008 “My Gypsy Twins” Hartford Courant i-towns
2011 NAC (Norwich Arts Council) Cooperative Gallery “Artist by Invitation”
2018 Indian Hill Country Club, Newington
2014 Wethersfield Public Library Solo show (September)
2013 Aetna gallery
2011 Cavos Restaurant
2013 “In Mommy’s Arms” National Arts Program Award -- First Place
2013 “A Moment in the Sun” People’s Choice Award, Art Space Gallery Nominated and chosen for the Ekprhasis Event, poem by Scott Rayfield
2011 “Double Bows” “People’s Choice Award” Nominated and chosen by Poet Joan Malerba-Foran for the Ekprhasis event Art Space Gallery
Vice President of The Connecticut Women Artists Inc.