BIO / STATEMENT
All I ever wanted to do was color. At first with crayons and then I moved onto paints as soon as I could. Being from Greek Cypriot heritage, there were always beautiful craft objects around all my families homes. Colorful baskets, beautiful ceramic vessels and bright handmade woven tapestries.
I have an intense love for the outdoors, I am at my happiest when I am outside painting. I gather energy from the places, movement, and life around me. I often paint together in groups. Quite often with NYC Urban Sketchers or with a group of artist that I have been painting together since high school. This has created a unique artist dialog for me. Because of my love for en plein air painting my medium of choice has became almost exclusively watercolors on paper.
I went to the High School of Art and Design in NYC and then I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking.
For the past seven years I have been participating in the NYC local chapter of an international group Urban Sketcher. I am currently a board member. I am their Instagram administrator and have organize drawing events, workshops and exhibitions.