Biography / Matina Theodosiou

img-biography-1For as long as I can remember I have always been an artist.

I was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Canada; the influences of the old and new world have always been present. These influences have inspired me to create images that bridge the gap between tradition and technology, photography and painting.

Formally trained in fine art and photography, I graduated from the Ontario College of Art, and studied in Florence, Italy for my third year, The year abroad played an important role in making the decision that my creative future lay in the field of the decorative arts.

Working as a professional artist and designer, in both Canada and Italy, my career spans 20 years. I’ve been employed in the fields of textile and wall covering design, interior decorating, photography, animation, faux finishing, mural painting, screen printing and fine art publishing.

img-biography-2Today, I utilize a wide variety of techniques and mediums such as painting, screen printing, photography, gold leafing, textures, and digital software to compose my artwork. I find my inspiration in the vast beauty of nature and incorporate my love of colour, texture and light to create beautiful art and timeless imagery. My original paintings have been exhibited in Italy and Canada and are part of numerous collections around the world.

I enjoy working in my studio and spend most of my time exploring new techniques and textures, photographing the world around me and appreciating the mystery and beauty of life.

Art enriches both of our lives and our environments.

I believe that everyone should be able to own original artwork. If you are just starting a collection or adding to one, I would like to make your purchase of original fine art as easy as possible. Art should always be affordable and accessible.

All of the artwork featured on this website are hand made originals, sold exclusively through this website.

All works are copyright.

img-biography-3Dedicated to crafting quality artwork, the stretcher frames are treated with a strie’ texture, in layers of dark gold. This accentuates the overall look of the finished art work, therefore custom framing is unnecessary or optional, your art work is ready to hang and display.

Commissions are welcomed!

If you would like to purchase any image in a different size, or you would like to gather images, to create your own collection group, please let me know.