In my research of Greek Islands I decided that Skopelos was the right fit for me – relaxed, has a character-filled old town, is super GREEN and not as touristic as the other islands. It also has the infamous ‘Mamma Mia’ church! What I had hoped when visiting Skopelos was meeting wonderful people. I wasn’t disappointed, especially when I captured artist portraits in Skopelos Greece.
At seven years old Athina was already an award-winning artist. Her painting ‘The Wedding’ was recognised by UNESCO and to this day hangs on the walls of Paris’ City Hall. Her Mum who is also an award-winning artist and poet, Marw Vlahaki was and still is Athina’s inspiration. Over the years Athina has painted but now she works with collage offering a very unique perspective. Her style is so eye-catching and also whimsical, feeling like you are in a fairytale. In November 2012, she was awarded “Commendation” for her participation with Art Kolonaki and Art Way at the International Art Exhibition “Affordable Art Fair.” This was held at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle Washington, USA, under the auspices of Greek General Consulate in San Francisco.