About Athanasia Susie Colomvakos
My entree into painting began in 2004 while undergoing cancer treatments. Since then, painting has become a fundamental part of my being. Rather than following a traditional course of study, I studied at The Toronto School of Art, The Avenue Road Art School and from artists that I admire.
I am of the belief that the things that seem most personal to each of us are also the most universal. I use representational and non-representational elements as metaphors to identify and understand my place in the world. My creative process is how I explore and discover vulnerabilities, and those deepest innermost thoughts and feelings of the world within us and around us that are so common and shared.
I am a founding member of the hArtworks Artist Co-operative and I paint full-time in our Leaside studio at 28 Industrial Street, Toronto, ON. I currently prefer to work oil & cold wax and continue to challenge myself by experimenting with new techniques, mediums and subject matter.