|Artist Name:||Chrysovalantou Mavroudis|
|Usual Style:||Realist Impressionist|
|Art Groups:||Drummoyne Art Society|
Nepean Art Society
|State:||New South Wales|
Born and raised in the inner west Sydney, Chrysovalantou (or otherwise known as Val) has been drawing and creating since a child. Arts and design where her main focus in high school and then chose the path of fashion design for her career path. 10 years in the industry, she realised that her heart could not continue in the field and turned to her drawing for some refreshment. She rekindled a fire, that has brought about this site. Chrysovalantou now exhibits her work in Sydney based shows.
I have been working with watercolour since 2012 and exhibiting my work from the beginning of 2014. Previous to this I worked in the fashion design industry for 10 years.
I paint in a wide range of subjects from street scenes, landscapes, animals, boats and the sea. Since deciding to follow my art, I have received numerous awards, and my work is held in private collections in Japan and throughout Australia.
I am passionate for the one shot medium of watercolour. Painting has allowed me to see the world from a different viewpoint, which I try to capture and paint for my audience. It’s fluidity and the unique ability to capture light, I consider as an exciting partnership between the painter, water and pigment.
I have had the pleasure of discovering the magic of watercolour, studying under tutor and mentor, Australian watercolour artist Joe Cartwright.
Art Group Memberships
I am a member of the Nepean and Drummoyne Art Societies in NSW.
Val’s current exhibition entitled ‘Celebrating Life with Watercolour’ is a joint exhibition with Joe Cartwright and is held at Level 1, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. It commenced with an opening function on the 28th May and will continue until the 28th August, 2015.
26 Watercolour artworks are on exhibit and sale during this period.
Art Work in Private Collections:
Private collections are held in Japan and throughout Australia.
Awards & Achievements Include:
Highly Commended in Watercolour Oyster Bay Art & Craft Festival.
Highly Commended (2 works) in Watercolour Macquarie Towns Art Show.
Finalist Waterbrook Art Prize.
Highly Commended in Watercolour Art of Sydney Awards.
Finalist in “9 x 5″ section Art of Sydney Awards.
Second Prize in Watercolour and Pastel (Traditional).
Blackheath Rhododendron Art Show.
First Prize Winner in ‘Small works’ Drummoyne Art Society Members Show.
Highly Commended in Watercolour Drummoyne Art Society Members Show.
Council Encouragement Prize Penrith Show.
Commended in Watercolour Maquarie Towns Autumn Exhibition.
Highly Commended in Watercolour The Hawkesbury Show.
Commended in Miniatures The Hawkesbury Show.
Contact the Artist
0404 853 829