She was born and grow up in Athens, in a family full of love and art. Her father was an architect and her mother a clothes designer and dressmaker who kept a house of fashion. Her childhood interests were painting, ballet and sports.
After high school, Anthi studied drawing, painting, design, graphics and interior decoration at the Beaux Art school of Athens. She found that being a free spirit she could not stay long in a 9 to 5 job so she decided to make her own. Living in Greece, a tourist country she painted and sold Greek landscapes to folk art galleries.
Eventually she chose the batik painting technique. It was chosen because the artist experiences several doubts and adventures before the final outcome. She also works with watercolor and creative design. Favorite subjects besides Greece for her paintings are wild animals, especially big cats, which comes from her great love for them.
|Santorini Island Greece|
|Pressed Flower Greeting Card|
Martha of Le Boudoir Noir recommend Etsy to her and she started Anthis Batik Art in February 2013. The reason she decided to take Martha's recommendation was because it gave her an opportunity to present her art worldwide and to attract a larger clientele. In October 2013 she opened BAGOBAG by Marianthi another shop with handbags she designs and her brother produces.
When asked what advice she would give her reply was, "We don't do to others whatever we don't want them to do to us".
I hope you will visit Anti's shops and that you leave her a comment below.
Interview by Gail of Digital Expressions and Artful Papers