Reflecting on the year with some pieces from 2022. I'm most happy with "Cape Sounio - Temple of Poseidon". It is my second largest piece (180 x 200cm) and painting it was a rewarding journey. I completed the artwork just in time for my second gallery exhibition for the year.
This year I left my full-time job as a product designer to pursue painting. It's a difficult decision as I spent most of my life building that career and my income dropped dramatically. Starting over from scratch is both scary and exciting. It feels like the path that I must take. A painter needs to create full-time or it won’t work.
I was married this year to my wonderful wife. We had a beautiful wedding in Aegina and moved to a new part of the island—close to the sea.
Another favorite from 2022 is this 50x40 cm oil on canvas "Cathedral of Aegina". I faced my fears and started this one outside at the cathedral, in public. I was afraid it would not turn out well but I think it came together. The artwork sold recently.
This year I made 10 paintings and my first two gallery exhibitions. I learned a lot and am excited to make more progress in 2023. Looking forward to sharing more experiences from Greece and to bring new, better art to you all.
I hope you've all had a wonderful year and I wish the best for you. Love to you all.
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