Grandma Drawing by Xrista Stavrou

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Size: 25.6 W x 33.5 H x 0.6 D in

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PAINTING SIZE: H 86 cm x W 65 cm x D 1.6 cm MATERIAL: Colour Pencil on Fine Art Paper. Framed with 1.6 cm wooden frame, matted. «Grandma»; created in 2017. One of the most lovable artworks “Grandma”; created in 2017. My lovable Grandma was the reason for creating this painting. She passed away 23 years ago. I captured this wonderful moment with my camera, while she was breaking almonds in her small home in the village, at Palaichori. A capture of an unforgettable precious moment of life, created by color pencil. With this art, I want to convey a sense of sweet nostalgia and help those viewing it to be reminded of their own happiness and how important and valuable are those special moments in our lives. I’m using color pencils because they allow precision, control of detail, and depth. I wanted to have control over my line weight and can be easily emphasized on details and shadows. Having control over the line weight is a great way to separate objects from one another and can help emphasize shadows. I’m transferring the simplicity and sensitivity of the moment by creating lighting and softness shadings in contrast to very dark and thicker lines, where I’m conveying the 3D form and focusing on the grandma figure. The grandmother's figure awakens these carefree and beautiful moments in the village and connects us to the past. Moments when my own and older generations lived and made our lives more beautiful and more special. Through this art, I convey these messages to the younger generations, thus keeping our roots alive. I want to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully and discover beauty in simple moments and the strength of emotions they obtain through this art. Through art we don’t just understand; we feel, we experience. Art moves us in ways that can bypass the walls we build to keep out the truth. CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY All arts are accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. This item will ship flat in a sturdy, secure and well-protected shipping box. Expect your artwork to arrive with plenty of support packaged in to make its journey as safe as possible as it travels from the artist’s studio to your home. Processing time Every single Art is very carefully designed and please allow 48 hours of packaging processing before it is shipped. Please Note: I make every effort to ensure that images displayed on the website are as accurate as possible but I cannot guarantee an exact color match to the work of art as displayed on your screen.

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Drawing:Color on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:25.6 W x 33.5 H x 0.6 D in

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ARTIST STATEMENT My art is a form of expression and an extension of my personality. I started dabbling in art from a very young age. I have always had a piece of paper and a pencil in my hand. My creative mind never stops; I’m continuously informed about the new trends in contemporary art and everything around me is an inspiration to my work. My artworks are inspired by my imagination and the passion I derive from even the smallest and insignificant things in life. I am an extremely visceral person and in many ways, I put myself wholeheartedly into each design. I never focus on specific art styles as I do not want to frame myself within a particular kind of technique and be more loyal to my own feelings. Different mediums always allow me to express different ideas. During the research, new areas of interest arise and lead to my next work. For the past 20 years, my work has almost always rooted in a personal mash-up of feelings and moments. Although there may not always be material similarities, they are linked by the richness of imagination and perfectionistic details. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each design my philosophy is consistent. Each work often consists of multiple sketches, in a range of different media and meanings and ‘Communication’ with my audience is mostly what I have in mind when I paint. I never have hidden messages and I love it when viewers express different emotional reactions and perceptions for each work. ARTIST BIO Xrista was born in 1974 in Nicosia, Cyprus. She is married and has two lovely children. She started dabbling in art from a very young age and at school, she has excelled in Art and awarded a prize for the highest grade in technical design and excellence in History of Art. For the academic year 1993-1994, she was awarded a full scholarship from an Art University in Cyprus, in H.N.D “Graphic Art and Advertising Design” and consequently followed her art passion in the UK. In 1997 she received her Bachelor of “Graphic and Media Design” from the University of the Arts London. Since then she is continuously informed on the new trends in contemporary art and everything around her is an inspiration to her work. She worked at several Local Design Agencies and in the late 1999’s she started focusing on web designing where she spends the last 18 years working as a web designer and developer at the biggest Telecommunication Authority Company in Cyprus.

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