Born in Athens 1966. Since i was a child i wanted to be an artist . I was wandering around the island were i spend my summer vacations with a block and colour pencils and i drew whatever i saw . Landschapes animals houses but always less people.I spend hours alone in my thoughts and my drawing book. When i grew older i desided to study art.I wanted to learn how to express my view of the world through painting.After 30 years i feel that i am still learning . For me this is a never ending story.
My paintings are my life and, at the same time, have their own life.
When I work I try not just to look at things, but to look through them.
Therefore, my main target is to transfer my deep feeling for everything I try to depict: the sky, the water and the weather conditions, the trees in landscapes, people in their surroundings,animals in their special environment.
To show this feeling in all these is the most difficult to succeed in, but worthwhile to struggle for!!
Work / Education
ANNA PATROU CV
Born in Athens in 1966 . Studied painting at the National School of Fine Arts in Athens [1986-1992] under the professors Panagiotis Tetsis and Chronis Botsoglou . Also studied Fresco and Byzantine icons painting under the professor Kostas Xinopoulos . Graduated in distinction in 1992. Since 2002 lives and works in Holland
1987: Exhibition students of Fine arts – Crete- Greece 1992: Exhibition Athens University of Fine arts Graduates- National Gallery Athens 1997: Landscapes- Opus 39 Gallery – Cyprus 1998: Varius Artists – Salamina Art Centre- Salamina - Greece 2004: Trees-Stadhuis Gemeente Gorinchem - Holland 2008: Open Art Fair Utrecht –Gallery Gorinchem - Holland 2008 : Goyart Bussum- Gallery Gorinchem - Holland 2008; AAF Affortable Art Fair Amsterdam – Gallery Gorinchem - Holland 2008 : Summer exhibition – Gallery Gorinchem - Holland 2009 : Anke Bras-Van Oord- Anna Patrou- Grote Kerk Gorinchem – Holland 2013 : Kunstroute Woudrichem – Holland (Artfair in Woudrichem) 2014 ; AthensArt international art festival in Bispgården / Sweden 2014 : AthensArt International philanthropic exhibition Monterrey/ Mexico 2014 : Kunstroute Woudrichem – Holland (Artfair in Woudrichem) 2015 : Kunstroute Woudrichem – Holland (Artfair in Woudrichem) 2016: RAR exposition “Kunstprijs Groen Nissewaard 2016
2017: Kunstchouw 2017
2005: Greeks Byzantine Icons- Kantoor Gorinchem - Holland 2007: Angels- Chemical Blond Art Gallery and Matzoumatzou Art and Design- Amsterdam - Holland 2008: Believe it or not – Gallery Gorinchem - Holland 2012: Anna Patrou Paintings –Folklore Museum of the Nikolaos Dimitriou Foundation of Samos – Samos - Greece