About the artist

 

Born and educated in Athens, Greece, Lena Papapanagiotou trained in painting and printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts and has been active as an artist since 1982.

 

She has taken part in several group exhibitions and has held one- woman shows in Athens, Crete, Sheffield and London. Her paintings are in private collections in Greece, England, Australia and the U.S.A.

 

Since 1994 she has lived in Sheffield, and works at Hangingwater  Studios, where she teaches art classes and takes part in the OPEN UP studio events. She is a member of the Hellenic Chambers of Fine Arts and of the Yorkshire Artspace Society.

About my new work

 

Weighed down in the deep blue waters

Disorientated in the submerged landscape

Tangled in the airless sea-weeds

 

Turn your eyes to the glimmer of turquoise

Drop your weights and slide towards

the shimmering light of the surface

 

Emerge