I’m a self-taught artist and have been painting for several years from my home studio in Melbourne, Australia. Born a Greek-Australian, I spent many of my formative years living in Australia and Greece for significant periods of time, and my psyche has been indelibly imbued by my life’s experiences being intertwined with these two incredible cultures and rich landscapes.
In my work I delve deeply to create significant visual experiences, usually drawing on personal undercurrents, linking themes of memory, heritage, internal language, time, and being—with internal and external landscapes. I take note of the fragile wefts and warps of the human condition and combine these with inspiration from nature—weaving in the intangible, the in-betweenness of things, of love and loss, solace and yearning, light and dark, the process of metamorphosis and transition, making the invisible visible.
As I engage with spontaneous yet conscious gestural expressions of colour, marks and abstraction, the composition that emerges on the canvas is one that conveys the emotional imagery I experience through this layered contemplation. I usually paint large-scale as a way to find an expansive expression for what is ultimately an intimate connection with my own metaphysical alchemy. This endeavour nourishes me like a meditation and is what makes the process of painting both alluring and intriguing for me.
Above all, my paintings are about resonance and connection. My paintings are held in private collections here in Australia and overseas.