Harmony Intonation & Freedom' Valerie Panayotopoulou
May 8 2015 was the opening night of Harmony Intonation & Freedom, exhibiting the artworks of two wonderfully talented artists: Valerie Panayotopoulou and Henriette Engels.
Lucky me I got to sit down and a have a nice chat with both. Valerie, a is like a ray of beaming light with such a joyous smile and to me embodies peace and harmony. The freedom reflects in her artworks as does her light.
Valerie born in the United Kingdom, grew up in an artistic family. Music was also a main ingredient. So studying Art, Music and Education was a natural path for her to take. In her working years as a teacher she used her creativity as a basic teaching style stimulating the children to develop and explore their own unique creative self.
Now her teaching days are over she has picked up her art and expressing this in different styles and using different mediums. Her love for music is found in most of her artwork. Especially her love and passion for the violin is visible using the shape and lines of this beautiful instrument or even music sheet in her mixed media/collage pieces.
Valerie has a love for travelling and exploring new and others worlds. You will see these elements in her work bringing it to life in a very unique way. The techniques are strongly present in the pieces, yet the flow and harmony blend fluidly, like music instruments tuning together creating a special blend of materials mixing together almost poetically.
Valerie's serene glowing energy reflects in her work. I feel her soul resonating in her art.
Her subtle and passionate appearance is bold and felt in her art.
If you would like to experience the feel of Valerie's art. Visit the Art Factory Lamias 6 Tavros.
This exhibition is until June 7 and there are workshops to attend. Valerie and Henriette, both will share there love for art with you and inspire you to find you own unique ' artistic voice'.