"Time plays a very basic role in my paintings; particularly the way it leaves
its mark on varied objects and on nature itself fascinates me. I see in the old, rusty and ravaged both truth and excitement. I can find inspiration in ordinary and commonly overlooked items, responding to them with dramatically different feelings each time, whether emphasizing the serenity, the loneliness, the atmosphere, the melancholy." - G. Politis
Method of Working
I mainly work in watercolours and acrylics, but also use collage or pen and ink occasionally. I prefer painting on heavy watercolour paper (usually rough or cold pressed). My paintings evolve through multiple layers in order to create texture and depth. I usually make sketches, sometimes miniature versions and then proceed to the actual paintings.
Member of :
SKETBE (Thessaloniki, Greece) -President
RI - Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour - Signature Member
AWS - American Watercolor Society - Signature Member
IAF - Institut des Arts Figuratifs (Canada) - Signature Member
HS - Hilliard Society of Miniature Painters (UK) - Signature Member
AWA - Arizona Watercolor Association - Signature Member - Royal Scorpion Hon.
NEWS - North East Watercolor Society- Signature Member - Royal Scorpion Hon.
Thessaloniki, Municipality of Thessaloniki, 1996
Thessaloniki, Culture Centre, Prefecture of Thessaloniki, 1997
Larissa, Rodopouleio Centre, 1998
Katerini, St. Fotios, 1999
London, Callery Forty Seven, 2001
London, Hellenic Centre, 2002
Thessaloniki, Geni Tzami Municipal Gallery (Dimitria 06), 2006
Piraeus Bank Convention Centre Gallery, 2010
participation in Group Exhibitions in Greece and abroad, including
London, Royal Institute of Watercolor Painters, 2000 - 2012
New York, American Watercolor Society International 2001, 2002, 2007
International Watercolor Biennial, Estaimpuis, Belgium, 2012
London, Llewellyn Alexander "Million Brushstrokes", 1999, 2000
London, Society of Botanical Artists, 1999
Wales, Hilliard Society, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006
Canada, Gallerie d' Art Manseau, Joliette, Quebec, 2000
Canada, Quebec, 2004
Australia, ASMA, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
London, Royal Miniature Society Exhibition, 1998, 1999, 2000
California, National Watercolor Society International 2001
San Diego, SDWS International Exhibition, 2000, 2001
Arizona, AWA National, 2000 and Members Shows 2000, 2001
New York, NEWS National Exhibition, 2000
Quebec, Laurier Museum, Salon de la Configuration, 2000
New Mexico, NMMAS Miniature Show, 2000
Thessaloniki, SKETBE, 1st Panhellenic Miniature Exhibition, 2001
Quebec, IAF Exhibition, 2004, 2005
Quebec, Chicoutimi, Art Symposium, 2004, 2007, 2009
Thessaloniki, Yiannis Ritsos Exhibition 2009
Thessaloniki, Piraeus Bank Convention Centre, 2010
Thessaloniki, Epsilon Gallery 2011, 2012
Thessaloniki, Myro Gallery, "The face of the Artist", 2012
Thessaloniki, Vlassis Art Gallery, Miniature Exhibition, 2010, 2011, 2012
1999, ASMA, Australia, "Commended Award in Watercolor"
2000, NMMAS, New Mexico, USA, "Lewis Award"
2000, Australia, "Best Watercolor"
2000, CPA, Pensylvannia, "Architectural Painting Award"
2001, AWA, Arizona, Spring Members, "President's Award"
2001, ASMA, Australia, Best in Mixed Media
2001, AWA, Arizona, Fall Members, Merchand Award
2002, Thessaloniki, Cyrillion Centre, Commended Award
2007, AWA, Arizona, "Award of Excellence"
2009, NEWS, New York, "American Framers Award"
2010, NEWS, New York, "Creative Catalyst Production Award"
2011, Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), "Award of Excellence"
2011, NEWS, New York, "Richard Price Award"