Katerina Stavridis I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. My family was always fairly controversial, with a deep love for Art in spite of their background in commerce. Collecting art was a family tradition and one of my first endeavours with the wonderland-ish charm of colours. From a very young age I was intrigued by art, and so at the age of 14, I took up my first painting lessons next to the renowned artist and incredible woman Loui Passalari. As an artist, I’m defined by my love for colours, constant movement and the elegance of shapes. I mainly express through the movements of modern and contemporary art. However, several of my abstract paintings have a common axis of impulsivity given through the tension of alternating colours. What bewitches me is the concept of hidden sensations and messages beneath pictures. My inspiration mostly comes from nature, the observations of daily life, emotions and lived experiences.