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Pocket Buddha, My Trusty Studio Mate

By Tina Christophillis

Aug 15th 2013

Pocket Buddha has been my studio mate for quite some time.  He reminds me to, "Keep it simple.  Keep it light.  Keep it fun."

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Albert York, “Three Red Tulips in A Landscape with Horse and Rider”

By Tina Christophillis

Aug 14th 2013

Inspiration

"I think we live in a paradise.  This is a Garden of Eden.  Really it is.  It might be the only paradise we ever know, and it's just so beautiful, with the trees and everything here, and you feel you want to paint it.  Put it into a design."  -Albert York

I absolutely love this Albert York painting, "Three Red Tulips in A Landscape with Horse and Rider."  I have been looking at Albert York a lot lately, and I feel there is a genuineness in his paintings that I appreciate.   This piece is weird and elegant and simple and timelessly beautiful.  I get the feeling that the artist was very deliberate with every brushstroke, with every color, with the placement of the forms.  His intention was to say as much he could with as few elements as possible, and I believe he pulled this off very...

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Boston, July 2013

By Tina Christophillis

Aug 04th 2013

Art Inspiration

I recently went on a trip to Boston, MA to visit art galleries and museums.  I spent many hours in the Museum of Fine Arts and above are images of a few highlights from my journey.  

I gravitated towards a small aquamarine sculpture of Guanyin with child.  Guanyin is the Boddhisattva associated with compassion.  I found it beautiful that someone would take a piece of fine natural material and work to carve and shape a timeless image of a mother and child.  To me this symbolized the creative process, the birth of your truth, your essence, the miracle of love and what is possibile within each of us.  

A sculpture of Ganesh resonated with me.  I read that he is a god of good fortune and auspicious beginnings.  I felt a sense of possibility within the human landscape when I stood in...

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Hi I'm Fotini 

Welcome to my blog!

I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina.  Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.  

Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering.  Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.