"An Artist can technically draw anything, but one must give it love to succeed in perfection!"
Elly Potamianos Artist - All Mediums
Noticed and encouraged in art at a young age in school by teachers and principals, although, there was a great appreciation in Classical Art, the most prominent interest in the modern realm became Surrealism. Intrigued and fascinated by the mystic of such in-depth analysis that delved into the subconscious became a primary concentration. Meeting some master artists at this time was a most exciting treat with an intellectual reciprocation upon interacting that contributed to confidence, creativity, and stretching the imagination beyond.
Perhaps the friendship of such great Artists as Picasso, who introduced me to seven Surrealists prior to my teen years influenced many to ask for ideas and designs of which I have not received credit. Being young and undecided as to what career path I was to take the artists name was knowingly not revealed in some cases, but some have been fraudulently displayed with someone else's name. This led to people making me aware and helping me to go at a very stressful time of my life in the Millennium Park and surrounding areas where the individual removed the plack from the sculpture.
Although I appreciate the art of all styles and look for inspiration I have never had the need to copy. I'm not just an Artist, but a Designer of which an inner subconscious tends to unfold meaning in my work.
Since funds were not available for me to continue school seriously with my father close to dying I was given a graduation present to visit Greece. In this short vacation, which turned out to be an advantageous and educational art experience I was chosen through competition to attend the Anotati Scholin Kalon Technon, Institute of Art in Athens, Greece. The educational enlightenment contributed in not only to further cultivate a precise technique but to appreciate the symmetry of the most outstanding ancient civilizations through their remaining artifacts.
Although creativity and art became a small addition to office work later, a boardroom level of presentations in a more commercial venue returning to the arts is especially gratifying. Just from scratch or executing the many compositions created in mind, both past and present will dominate new accomplishments. Most of all your inspirations are my creations. Please contact us for new work, present artwork available in a specific size or medium not shown. You can also visit some websites such as http://www.ellypotamianos.com, or https://www.ellypotamianos.wixsite.com/ellypotamianosartist