I think when making art it is important to be clear on why you are doing what you are doing. There are a million reasons to sit down and paint something, and just as many directions to take. I think by understanding who you are and what you are doing and why, you can do more, you have more space to explore, to try new things and develop work in ways that are mature, vital and purposeful.
For me, being authentic is the primary intention. Art is a way for me to be who I am. It is as close as I have ever come to being myself. When I am working, I feel better, I come alive and I come to understand myself. When I make a painting that resonates with me, it feels good, it lingers, I feel myself expand. Time ceases to exist when I am working. It doesn't matter if it takes 15 minutes to...full article
I recently read "Letters to a Young Poet", by Rainer Maria Rilke. It is a gem of a book full of rich advice for the young aspiring artist. In these ten letters Rilke speaks to a young poet who longs to be an artist. He is inspired by Rilke and...full article
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.