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Ioanna Papanikolaou - Fine Artist

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The twenty fifth "Artist of the week" contest had the beautiful theme of "Trees" and a very talented fine art photographer for winner, Georgia Fowler with her stunning photo "Misty Chestnut Grove". Georgia Fowler is from UK, but now she spends most o... 

The twenty fifth "Artist of the week" contest had the beautiful theme of "Trees" and a very talented fine art photographer for winner, Georgia Fowler with her stunning photo "Misty Chestnut Grove". Georgia Fowler is from UK, but now she spends most o... 

Pamela Saramandif Vardin is a very talented mixed media painter from the island of Mauritius and also the one of the two winners in the "Artist of the Week contest" for a second time with her wonderful painting "Muted". Pamela's art is mostly... 

Today, I'm so glad to present the one of the two winners of the "Artist of the Week XXIV Grunge and Textured contest", the artist Jutta Maria Pusl and her winning work "Softly Whispering". Jutta Maria is a talented artist and retired teacher from Ger... 

After long time By jwp blog hosts the 'Artist of the Week' interview and I'm twice happy because this week's winner is a very talented painter currently living in the Atlanta, Georgia area, Alan Lakin with his award-winning painting, "Autumn Gold". M... 

I think one of the major missions of art is to interpret our personal view and experiences of life in a commonly understandable and universal language; something bigger from our existence, where everyone could find a piece of his/her own self. Lookin... 

I am so happy and honoured to present today the work and the interview of Jolante Hesse, a very talented painter from South Africa and the first place winner in the first juried "Artist of the Week XVII - The Semi-Annual contest" with her stunning wo... 

Michelle J Sergi was the first place winner in the "Artist of the week XX - The POP colors" contest with her amazing work "The Ripple Left Behind By The Man With The Master Mind". Michelle is a talented New Jersey based artist with studies in Fine Ar... 

Ana Maria Edulescu is a very talented, full time artist from Romania, and it is so great to be for a second time the "Artist of the Week", as she is the first place winner in the "Artist of the Week XIX The Yellow contest" with her gorgeous painting ... 

The "Artist of the Week XVIII - The Express Contest" had revealed for its first prize winner a very talented artist, Jef Franklin with his award-winning photograph, "The Plaza in Infrared". Jef has recently graduated with a degree in studio art and h... 

Today I'm very happy to present the interview of the freelance artist Steffen Gierok, the first place winner in the "Artist of the Week XVI - The Red Contest" with his gorgeous work "Summer Dream". Steffen Gierok is a very talented freelancer artist ... 

Angela J Wright is the winner of the fifteenth "Artist of the Week XV The Blue Contest" with her wonderful photograph "Golden Tree" and a very talented self-taught photographer, currently living in the Yucca Valley, Calif. Her beautiful portfolio exp... 

Today, I'm happy to present the interview of the photographer Kyle David Cozzens, the winner of the fourteenth "Artist of the Week" contest and his wonderful award-winning photo "Rainbow Balloon". Kyle loves anything about nature and his beautiful po... 

Patrick Jacquet is a very talented professional photographer from 'Pays de Gex' French area, on the Swiss border close to Geneva. He is also the president of the French photographic association 'Mise Au Point', which covers local events and provides ... 

Jane Ford is an accountant and a self-taught photographer. Before 15 years ago, she bought a digital camera about to take on hikes and then it just happened; she discovered a new world through this photographic lens. Her photos, for the most part, co... 

Today, I'm happy to present the interview of Joe Burgess, a very talented artist from Utah and the winner of the "Artist of the week X Surreal" contest with his stunning artworks "Control" and "I see you". His portfolio is full of wonderful artworks,... 

Barbie Corbett-Newmin is a very talented and active artist from Florida. She is passionate about traveling and she loves having actionable artistic visions when a camera is handy! She sold creative works as an oil painter, water colorist, ceramic art... 

Janice Rae Pariza is a professional photographer and a self-taught painter from Ohio. After her retirement from Military and her position as Still Photographer for the Air Force Dignities, she has recently reincarnated her creative atmosphere between... 

This week starts with an abstract mood. Today I'm happy to present the interview of the full-time artist Kevin Hunt and his award-winning artwork "Brief Passion". He was the first prize winner in the "Artist of week IX - Abstract" contest. Kevin, cur... 

Cathy Kovarik is the other first place winner of the "Artist of the Week VIII [In bloom]" contest with her wonderful work "Painted Pansies" and a talented photographer currently living in NY. Her stunning portfolio, full of colors, flowers and serene... 

Today, I'm happy to present the interview of Nina Stavlund, one of the three winners in the "Artist of week VIII-In bloom" contest and her first place winning photograph "Showy Lady's Slipper..". Nina is a professional photographer from Norway, curre... 

"The story behind" is a new activity of the "Artist of the week" group and a new attempt to approach the story that lies behind the creation of an artwork. Artists, members of the "Artist of the week" group, show a piece of their art and introduce us... 

Blue In Bloom

April 30th, 2014

"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." Khalil Gibran I don't know how many times in this spring I photographed trees in full bloom; how many branches and how many flowers; almond trees, peer trees, apple trees... Every... 

Veronica

April 30th, 2014

"It is not classed as rare, or found alone, In distant land where lived that gentle saint, It is our common speedwell, and is known, By any with the flowers are well acquaint." Anna Jane Grannis, Speedwell, the flower of Saint Veronica Thi... 

In the fifth "Artist of the week" contest, which took place before two weeks, the winner was a very talented full-time artist from Romania, Ana Maria Edulescu with her wonderful painting "Barcelona View At Sunrise - Park Guell of Gaudi". Ana Maria ha... 

With the purpose of an essential contact with the creators, a new attempt started in Fine Art America and Pixels.com community from the "Artist of the week" group to surpass the initial step of "likes and shares" and learn more about the artists. Eve... 

The "Artist of the week" contest has already closed one month and I'm really glad about this. I'm also very happy to share with you the interview of our fourth winner, Jon Grypas with his winning artwork "Jg 10". Jon is a talented artist from Greece,... 

The first contest of the group "Artist of the week" in FineArtAmerica and Pixels.com community revealed two winners. Today we are very happy and honoured to present the interview with the talented photographer, R Christopher Vest. His thoughts are li... 

The second contest of the "Artist of the week" was full of interesting participations and surprises, as we had again two talented winners and three (yes, three !) winning artworks. Linda Dunbar, a talented painter who lives in Tulsa, is the one of th... 

Today I'm happy to share with you the interview of Miro Gradinscak, the other winner in the second contest for the "Artist of the week", and present his winning drawing "Don't panic". Miro is a textile designer and a talented self-taught artist from ... 

This week starts with the interesting interview of Bretislav Stejskal, a self-taught painter from Czech, who currently lives in Ireland. Bretislav is one of the two winners in the contest for the "Artist of the previous week" with the wonderful artwo... 

Today I'm happy to post the interview of Catherine Howley, the other winner of the previous "Artist of the week" contest with her wonderful drawing "God's Gift To Man". Catherine is a talented artist, with backgrounds in graphic design, currently li... 

Art is not a simple passion. It is basically an inner need; so strong, independent and self-directed that can surpass logic, physical limitations, even the impossible in order to create something with meaning and importance firstly for its own sake. ... 

Deaf Harbor

February 11th, 2014

Porto Koufo is the largest natural harbor in Greece. It's located in the northwest cape of Sithonia, the second peninsula of Chalkidiki. It's known from ancient times, as it's referred by Thucydides. In Greek, "koufo" means deaf and it's given this n... 

Paradox

February 10th, 2014

"The paradox is the source of the thinker's passion, and the thinker without paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity". Soren Kierkegaard The word paradox refers to everything contradicted and beyond any expectation. It comes f... 

Vision

February 9th, 2014

"We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision" Kahlil Gibran We often think or tell to ourselves that we want firstly to see something in order to know it or believe it. But, the truth is that vision is the most easily manipulated sense. ... 

Exposed

February 8th, 2014

"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light". Leonardo Da Vinci The quest of light is primary and essential. Light is what gives object form and our clear view is ... 

Invincible Summer

February 5th, 2014

Zante island has this extraordinary fame of a beautiful holidays destination, completely justified for one who live or have been there. All the beaches of the island are upper to mediocre and waters are so clean and transparent that you think you swi... 

Each bridge has its own, unique story that always starts with a dream; to connect what is separated; to communicate two lands in distance. In this isolated place of greek borders, where the two lakes of Prespa lie, there's the small islet of St. Achi... 

Beach Of The Elms

February 3rd, 2014

Karagatsia (ftelies) is one of the superb beaches in Ammouliani island among Alykes and Megali Ammos. The word "Karagatsia" means elms and the beach was named so, due to the many elms that grow around.  

Old Depots

February 2nd, 2014

The old depots in the port of Thessaloniki, renovated and reused as museums, cafe-restaurants, exhibit space, or serving other community purpuses, have been developed into city symbols, where old and modern history of city life meet.  

Lake Divided

February 2nd, 2014

Before many decades, in the early years of 20th century, there were no small and big prespa lake. There was only one large lake and the people who lived in coastal villages, like Psarades, had fishing boats in front of their doors, in order to be abl... 

A Beach Called Nut

February 2nd, 2014

The word "karydi" means nut in Greek. Karydi beach, about four km from the entrance to Vourvourou area, is one of the most beautiful beaches throughout Chalkidiki. White sand, crystal waters, rocks carved by the sea and the wind in odd shapes, shadow... 

one lake for Orestes

February 2nd, 2014

When I read for the first time that the lake in Kastoria city is called Orestiada, I was surprised. I was wondering what common a lake in North-western Greece can have with a city in North-eastern Greece, in the region of Thraki, near the borders. Re...