Matina Botoulas Finds Her Voice as an Artist
By Catherine Tsounis
“Painting is almost like a religious experience, which should go on and on. Age just gives you the freedom to do some things you’ve never done before. Great work can come at any stage of your life,” Will Barnet. Americans are entering new careers, regardless of age. “I am entering a rode I never dreamed,” said Matina Botoulas of Flushing, New York. “My daughters inspired me with a gift of artist supplies. I began expressing in art my impressions of my surroundings.”
Her creativity was displayed in a recent Artist Exhibition at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th St., Queens, NY, 11105. “I loved drawing from a young girl in Angelona, Laconia, Greece. “I married my husband, Nick Botoulas of Tripolis, Greece. We immigrated to the U.S., raised our daughters Marilene and Georgia, while pursuing careers. At sixty-five, I began a career as an artist. I am inspired by my environment. I saw a house that reminded me of Greece. I drew it on a canvas. A Santorini magnet motivated a painting. Memories of Monemvasia led to a landscape. Her colorful paintings show influences of the Mediterranean.
Mrs. Botoulas does not have a preconceived vision of what she wants to produce. When she sees something new or exciting, a work is created. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/
Photo 1 – Country landscape.
Photo 2 – Artist Matina Botoulas at her Art Exhibit in the Stathakion Cultural Center.