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Mary P. Bakogiannis
Absence, oil on canvas, 100x12cm, 2016

Mary P. Bakogiannis was born in 1968 in Athens where was also raised. Started copying Byzan- tine icons in 1995 & later by following art painting & design courses. Enriched her knowledge in wider artistic level at “AKTO College of Art & Design” in Athens. Par- ticipated in 38 group exhibitions in national and International public and private galleries, as well as cultural centers - Municipalities. Followed studies in Business Administration at University of Piraeus & Social Sciences at H.O.U. of Patras.

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Nadia Barakou
Fair Play, oil painting, natural olive wreath 'kotinos' in bronze, 50x50cm, 2018

The artist Nadia Barakou was born in the city of Patra Ahaia. At the age of 18 she travelled to the U.S. to further her education at University level at SUNY Buffalo. She has been awarded twice in 2008 and 2010 with an Honorary Award for her works of art by the Parnassos Literary Society.
She has also been awarded as Woman Creator of the year by the UNESCO Club of the Department of Pireus an Islands in 2015 for the work she has offered through her art form. Her works can be found in private collectins, at the Folklore Museum of Kaminarata Kefalonia, at the Charitable Institution of Lixouri Kefalonia, at Federation of Olympia, in Hospitals and Organisations.

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Lina - Iraclea Thanou - Barmpa
Poebus the lighbulh, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2017

She was born and resides in Chalkida. Married to physicist Giannis Barmpas, with whom she has had two children.

Work Experience
  • 1986-2004 publishing house - bookstore "PERGAMALIS" in Chalkida
  • 2004-2006 advertising consultant on Evia's Professional Guide and on Focus advertising agency
  • 2006-2013 insurance consultant on GROUPAMA insurance agency Studies
  • 1998-2016 Chalkida's Art Studio
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Georgia Bliatsou
Migratory plants, Mixed media, 22 x 22 cm

Georgia Bliatsou studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens.
She taught painting in secondary education for fifteen years.
Until today, she has hold 21 individual exhibitions, while she has participated in many group exhibitions in several countries. She has been awarded in the Biennale of Bulgaria in 1989 and has also won prizes in Germany as well as in Poland.
Inspired by the beauty of Greek nature, Georgia paints flowers, landscapes, human figures—with acrylic, watercolor and pastel materials.
For art objects, she mainly uses wood, metal and plexiglas.
Creation means communication — that is her message.
Georgia is a member of the Fine Arts Chamber of Greece.

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Voula Daskalopoulou
Spring I, Μixed materials, (mosaic tiles, clay, enamel, copper, thread, ashes), 40 x 30 cm, 2019

Born in Amfissa in 1963. Studied: 2011 BA (Honours) of Fine Arts, Middlesex University & Tech- nology, 2008 – 2011 AKTO College, 2005-2007 Ceramic at Elementary Vocational Training Institute, The Municipality of Volos , 1984-85 Pottery in the Public School of Athens. Her Works are in COLLECTIONS of the Museum of modern Ceramics Maroussi of Athens, in private collections, in gallery, in the Gallery of Lamia, in the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens, Delfi, Grete, Amfissa, Paros, Galaxidi and Arachova.

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Lila Didou
Water bloom, Mixed technique (oil and molten glass), 30 x 25 cm

She lives and works in Athens. She began her career as an officer in the Municipality of Naoussa (Accounting department) and for many years she was the owner of her own enterprise. She stud- ied for three years at the Naoussa Fine Arts Workshop where she studied History of European Art, drawing lessons and painting techniques as well as the plasticity of colors and materials. Her paintings are included in many private collections in Greece, Cyprus, England, Germany and America. Her hagiography also exists in the Tolstoy Museum.

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Eva Divari
The lily of peace, Oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

Eva Divari was born in Athens, where she lives and works. Daughter of painter Andreas Panayis Divaris, she took her first painting lessons from her father.
She began her studies in Graphic Arts at the Athenian Technological Institute under professors such as painters Zoumpoulakis and Mitaras, engravers Katsoulidis and Gravalos, and sculptors Parmakelis and Georgiadis.
She continued with graphic design and engraving in New York at the Alemizo Modern Art Studio. Poetry and literature at the Christie's college, under poet and academic Titos Patrikios.
She studied Sculpture in the workshops of the Perantinus Museum, with Evdokia Papouli, Costas Georgiou, Christos Riganas, Stavros Mavromichalis and Christos Lazarakis. Mosaic with Angelos Galanis and Jewel, with Nectarios Drougas.
She traveled around the world with merchant ships for over 10 years and visited international museums, art galleries and workshops, drawing valuable insights and inspiration.
She has over 30 individual and 100 group exhibitions under her belt and her work has been presented at most of the ports of Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Her works are in public and private collections in Greece and abroad.

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Penelope Gaiti
Take my flower and pray, Mixed technique, 44 x 30 cm, 2019

Born and raised in Αthens. She received her Bachelor’s degree (honors degree) and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Department of Visual Arts of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. She has participated in a lot of exhibitions. Some of those partecipations are: Prague Quadrennial 2015, Osten Biennial of Drawing Skopje 2018 (Representation: Greece), Bukurest, Berlin, Art Athina 2015 and 2016, Platforms project Athens 2018 and 2019. Her artworks are focused on a personal exploration of memory as a part of life. She uses painting, installation, digital photography and performance to connect aspects of mythology and contemporary history with the nowadays world. She is based in Athens and Florina.

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Nickey Gargalianou
Water Lilies, Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

Nickey Gargalianou was born and raised in Athens and has a lifelong relationship with painting and also poetry.
She studied painting under eminent contemporary Masters such as D.Skleidis, Nicholas Christoforakis and Daphne Lianantonaki. She has participated in several art exhibitions in Greece.
Many of her paintings are owned by private collectors in Greece and abroad.
Her source of inspiration is the whole spectrum of life and existence in both the natural and the spiritual world. In her paintings she tries to capture the small lapsing moment and highlight the essence of things no matter how trivial they might seem to be at first sight. The human presence is always implied even in her still life paintings. Through the use of colours she tries to capture and communicate her truth to the viewer.
She is a graduate of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens where she still lives and works.

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Elena Garstea
Mimoza, Acrylics on canvas, 50 x 50 cm

She was born in 1961 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. 1977-1981 Art College, Chisinau, Mol- dova. 1981-1987 Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Graphic Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. 1995 - 1996 Specialization and upgrading of skills at the Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg in the technique of Lithography. Member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Moldova and the UNESCO International Asso- ciation of Artists, member of the Union of Artists of Europe, International Union, GUSP (Maestro of Art ), member of Chamber of Fine arts of Greece, member of Union of Printmakers of Greece.

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Spyros Georgas
Abstract Flower, Mixed technique on canvas, 40 x 48 cm

Spyros Georgas was born in Athens in 1958. He took some drawing lessons with G.Kouzounis and he continued his studies on free painting in the School of Fine Arts of Florence and Bologna. He has also been preparing candidates for the School of Fine Arts of Athens for several years. After walking through Asia - Odyssos, Trapezounda, Erzerum and “Caspian Sea" - in I995-96, he has gained vital experience for him and his work. His works can be found in public galleries and in public as well as in private collections both in Greece and abroad. Ηe lives and works in Athens.

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Vasilis Gkizas
Beauty in bloom, Foto, 30x40cm

Born in Agia, Preveza at 1962. Worked as a photoreporter from 1983 till 1985 in Athens with plenty of publications in the daily and periodical press ( Eleftherotypia, Pontiki etc.) Part of the HELLENIC PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (EFE) annex Prevezas and the cinema club of Preveza.
From 1980 he deals with the art of photography. Has received distinctins in many photography competitions in Greece and abroad as well as in group exhibitions. In 2017-2018 he participated as a photographer in the exhibition "Mired Times" (Smileytis Xronos) and he organized essentially the tour in Greece.

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Mato Ioannidou
Iris, mosaic, glass, stone, 26x24cm

Mato Ioannidou was born in Athens in 1960. She studied French literature and theatrology (Sorbonne 1978-1985) and painting at the School of Fine Arts in Paris (workshops of R. Plin and J. Bertholle, 1981-1985). She lives and works in Athens. In 1997 she founded the Center of Artistic Workshops “Leschi” where she teaches painting and mosaic to adults and children. She collaborates with T.A.P. (Fund of Archeological Resources - Hellenic Ministry of Culture) in order to produce exact copies of mosaics for the art shops of the National Museums. Since 1999 she directs out-door theatrical plays for children based on known and newly written children’s fairy tales.

Solo exhibitions: 1988 TRITO MATI, Art Gallery, Athens, 1989 ART GALLERY OF NAFPLIO, Nafplio, 1990 ADYTO, Art Gallery, Athens, 1995 GALERIE 3, Athens, 2000 ART GALLERY MINIMA – Mykonos ,2001 FONES live music cafe - Athens, “Drawings – live music”, ART TOWER, Athens, 2003 GALLERY ASTRA, Athens , 2005 CULTURAL EVENTS OF ERMOUPOLIS 2005, Syros, 2006 ADAM GALLERY, Athens, 2008 ADAM GALLERY, Athens, 2012 ERSI’ S GALLERY, Athens, 2014 AGATHI-KARTALOS, Athens, 2017 AGATHI-KARTALOS, Athens, 2017 Café of the Archeological Museum of Athens, 2018 DEPOT ART GALLERY, Athens.

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Evita Kanellou
Country Living, Mixed media, 70 x 50 cm

Evita Kanellou was born in Pyrgos Ilias, Greece. She is a painter and a photographer, based in Athens and Mykonos, where she organizes artistic gatherings.

Her first retrospective exhibition took place in Latsis’ City Hall in Pyrgos Ilias in 2013. Her works can be found in private collections in Greece, Italy, New York, California, Virginia, Vermont, as well as in Museums and Municipal Galleries in Greece.

Alma mater
  • Bachelor of Arts, History & Fine Arts
  • University of La Verne, California, USA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 ‘Axis Mundi’, Athens War Museum, Athens, GR
  • 2013 ‘Space and Colours 2003-2013’, Retrospective exhibition, Latsis’ City Hall, Pyrgos Ilias, GR
  • 2012 ‘Complexity’, Gallery Kourd, Lycabetus, Athens, GR
  • 2010 ‘...Moments in the Crowd...Personal moments…’, Gallery Kourd, Athens
  • 2004 ‘…human moments and building wounds…in Ilia’, Photography Exhibition, Melina Hall, Athens, ‘Light & Spirit’, Historical and Photographic Presentation of the Olympic Games, in collaboration with Beeba Christopoulou – Lekkas, Crystal Palace Hall, Astoria, New York
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Anna Katimerli
Untitled, Mixed media, 24 x 30 cm

Anna Katimerli was born in 1960 in Athens, Greece. She studied fine arts at Athens School of Fine Arts from 1979 - 1984, under renowned teachers with D. Mitaras and G. Moralis. Member of E.K.K.E.M. and she is worked as a fine arts teacher in schools of Athens. As a member of E.E.T.E, she participated in group exhibitions in Greece and in other countries of Europe. Her first solo exhibition was in 1989 at the gallery “ZYGOS", followed up by a second one in 1992 at the gallery “AENAON". Some of the most recent group exhibitions are from “ΜΕΤΗ" in Heraklion, Crete.

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Magda Kourkoulou
Flowers of Love, Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm

She studied Fashion Design, Costume Design and Painting. From 1988 to 2010 she worked professionally in the field of fashion show organization and taught in private education. Since 1990 she has presented her painting work in 5 solo exhibitions and she has participated in a number of group exhibitions all over Greece. At the same time, she practiced painting applying colors and techniques directly on clothing and theatrical costumes, creating in 2013 the "T-Shirts of Love" line of clothing for charitable organizations. In 2015, she received a Prize from the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands. She lives and works in Athens.

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Despina Kouvatsou
Solitary life, oil on wood, 100x50cm

Despina Kouvatsou was born in Piraeus. Self-taught and in the 80’s she studied in private ate- liers. Some of her arts is on exhibit in public museums of Corfu, Lefkada, Bulgaria and private collections in Greece, at the Museum of Iona Vorre, and abroad. She is a member of “The Cham- ber of Fine Arts” of Greece. She lives and works in Athens. SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 1986 Literature Committee Parnassus, Athens / 1988 Sophia, Bulgaria / 1990 Cultural Center of Athens / 1991 Art Studio Lefkada Municipality / 1994 Art Studio Marka, Lefkada / 1995 Trident Cars, Ν.Εrithrea / 1996 Art Studio Ν.Psihiko “Gifts of life”.

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Vasilis Krelios
A flower, Acrylics on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

From an early age he began sketching on paper small asymmetric abstract forms. During his high- school years he produced many sketches of architectural facades. During his years at the University, he studied advanced surface design and rendering, thus ac- quiring the appropriate tools as well as sharpening his imagination in order to master this specific discipline. Apart from the mathematical nature of his studies, he studied the curvatures and movements of objects in space with an eye on their aesthetic qualities. He participated for two years at the Holargos Painting workshop in Athens

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Dimitris Miliotis
Bark of olive tree, Oil in wood, 30 x 30 cm

Dimitris Miliotis was born in Corfu , Greece.After his studies in Mathematics,he studied Painting and Engraving in the Shool of Fine Arts in Athens. He set up 15 solo exhibitions and particaped in more than 60 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.Some of his work can be found in the Municipal Gallery of Corfu, in the Municipal Callery of Agrinio, in the Gallery of Contemprary Art of Aitoloakarnania, in Alpha Bank, in Geniki Bank and in several private collections.

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Stella Mimikou
Landscapes, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 1991


  • 1991-1996: Painting (D. Mytaras) at the Athens School of Fine Arts (A Degree)
  • 1996-2000: Sculpture (G. Lappas) at the Athens School of Fine Arts (A Degree) Set design (G. Ziak- as) / Engraving (I. Exarchopoulos) / Child Psychology (Afentakis) Teaching art (Doukoumentzaki)

AWARDS: I.K.Y Scholarship / Participation and representation as a Greek artist chosen from EETE at the International Symposium Art Palanga in Lithuania / Award from the Municipality of Avlis, cultural association “Friends of Avlis”, cultural association “Friends Ecologists Chalkis”

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Michael Minaritzoglou
Sunflowers, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

Member of the Chamber of Visual arts of Greece. The city that he was born and grew up is Ath- ens. He studied architectural design. He painted the temple of Saint Polykarpos, Saint Constantine, Saint Nikolaos and many other private chapels. He illustrated two books for BBC Editions Griva.

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Andreas Mitropoulos
Hope, Oil on canvas , 50 x 70 cm, 2019

He is a Greek visual artist, born in Athens in 1976. His work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, film and photography. He has had group exhibitions and participations in Greece and abroad. His works are included in public and private collections. EDUCATION: Interdisci- plinary Postgraduate Course: “Research in Architecture: Architectural Design - Space - Culture”. School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens / Program of Postgraduate Study in Athens School of Fine Arts,“Digital Forms of Art” / Scholarship in the sector of Painting – Greek State Scholarships Foundation / Athens School of Fine Arts, 6th Laboratory of Painting.

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Alexandros Moustakas
Mitos Thread, Acrylic mixed technique, 55 x 44 cm, 2017

I was born in Athens surrounded by art. I had the good fortune to have as parents the sculptor, Vaggelis Moustakas, my father and the poetess, Zoe Savina, my mother. From a young age I be- gan to express my creativity by constructing games and early structures as I rummaged around in my father’s workshop. My daily contact with art resulted in my need to express myself artistically. I studied at the School of Fine Arts of Athens (1990-1995) and graduated with honors. I studied engraving and took sculpture lessons, while parallel to these, I was also learning at the side of the sculptor.

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Vapheiades Constantine
Blossoming Tree, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2019

Antigoni was born in Athens, Greece in 1977. At around 14, she also started experimenting pho- tography with her father’s camera. At the age of 18, she moved to Reading, UK and embarked on art classes whilst studying English. Then in 1996, she moved to Switzerland to obtain a Diploma in Hotel Management. She loves travelling, and it gives her the opportunity to discover and pho- tograph fascinating landscapes and architecture. Places she has visited so far include Europe, the Maldives, New Zealand and Tanzania. Ιn 2008, experimenting with different techniques led her to adopt acrylics and she is self-taught in this medium.

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Alexandra Palaska
Pansies, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm, 2019

Alexandra Palaska was born in Athens in 1964. She studied at the School of Fine Arts Athens, with the professors Rena Papaspyrou in painting, Yannis Valavanidis and Daphne Angelidou in mosaic. She graduated with excellent grades. Then she attended courses for portable picture and design of visual art jewels. Also in 2014-15 she attended visual arts performance with Professor Emilia Bouriti. She has taught in her workshop, painting and mosaic, for many years. She is member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Athens, Greece (EETE).

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Efie Soutoglou
Santorini, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 25 x 30 cm, 2019

Efie Soutoglou was born to parents originating from Asia Minor in Agios Constantinos, Farsala, Greece. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1987-1992 under the Mas- ters P. Tetsis and D. Mitaras and she graduated with “Honours”. She has realised eleven solo ex- hibitions and has participated in a great number of group exhibitions, too. Many of her paintings belong to private and public collections.

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Nineta Vretou
Petals Acrylic and ink painting, illuminated by led lights, 40 x 30 cm, 2018

Nineta Vretou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and lives in Athens. She has graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Thessaloniki, and continued with post-graduated studies in physics, in Paris. She also holds a BA of honours in Fine Arts & Tech- nology from Middlesex University. She is especially interested in the exploitation of new tech- nologies in art and the combined use of traditional and new media. In her multimedia projects she employs digital media and electronics for the creation of interactive installations and envi- ronments.

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Vasiliki Xiraki
Madonna lily, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

Vasiliki Xiraki was born in Chania. She studied business administration and opticianry and owns optics shop. She’s been painting from a young age and has painted many oil paintings on canvas. But her restless spirit hasn’t been limited just to that. She has had two exhibitions in Greece and has participated in several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She has also taken part in international exhibitions.

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Petros Zoumpoulakis
Venus, Mixed technique, 70 x 50 cm, 2010

Petros Zoumpoulakis was born in Athens. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Yiannis Moralis, and was on a National Scholarship Foundation grant throughout his studies. After completing his course in the painting studio, he went on to study stage design, interior design and advertising at the ASFA tutorial. He studied Byzantine and folk art in Greece on a scholarship from the NSF. He staged 48 solo exhibitions in Greece, and took part in a number of important group shows both in Greece and abroad. He represented Greece at major international biennales. In 2011, Zoumpoulakis received an Academy of Athens award for his body of work.