Maria Villioti

‘’Who is the king?’’
19x27in
Colored pencils on pastelmat
Own references

Bio
Maria was born in the small historic island of Salamis, nested away in the inlet of the Saronic Gulf. Now she lives in Athens, Greece. She is married and mother of a boy. She studied fashion design, freehand drawing and painting but she decided that painting was her calling. Although she occasionally works with acrylics and oils, her favorite mediums are colored pencils and graphite. She has participated in many joint exhibitions in Greece, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Italy. Maria has three solo exhibitions in Athens, Chania, and Thessaloniki, Greece. She teaches pencil techniques to adults and organizes workshops throughout Greece. She loves realism and her artwork includes portraits, still lifes, cityscapes and landscapes. She is silver signature member of UKCPS, member of CPSA, of CPCAU and also member of International Guild of Realism.

Awards:
• ‘’Old man’’ – Best portrait Award , May 2017, UKCPS 16th Annual Open Exhibition – Menier Gallery, London.
• ‘’Who is the king?’’- Highly Commended Award, May 2018 , UKCPS 17th Annual Open Exhibition , Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
• ‘’Young lady’’ – Best portrait Award , CPCAU International Online Drawn Together Exhibition
• ‘’The lighting shop’’- People choice Award, Ann Kullberg’s ‘’20th Anniversary Celebration Member Show’’ 2019


Publications:
• CP (colored pencils) Hidden Treasures - December 2013 with my artwork ‘’Anastasia’’
• CP (colored pencils) Treasures Volume III - December 2014 with my artwork ‘’Hara’’
• CP (colored pencils) Treasure Volume IV - May 2016 with my artwork ‘’Contrasts’’
• CP (colored pencils) Treasure Volume V – November 2017 with my artwork ‘’Young Lady’’


International Exhibitions:
• October 2018- Figure/Portrait 2018 – Richeson Gallery, Kimberly USA (1st place award)
• May 2018 – 17th Annual Open Exhibition - Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK (Highly Commended Award).
• September 2017 - 12th IGOR Exhibition - Winfield Gallery, Carmel CA USA (Best Drawing Award).
• May 2017 - UKCPS 16th Annual Open Exhibition – Menier Gallery, London – (Best Portrait Award).
• May 2016 - UKCPS 15th Annual Open Exhibition - Menier Gallery, London
• July 2015 – CPSA 23rd International Exhibition Awards 2015 - The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA
• May 2015 - UKCPS 14th Annual Open Exhibition - Menier Gallery, London
• August 2014 - PENCIL ART SOCIETY First International Open Juried Exhibition – Centre D'exposition De Repentigny Quebec, Canada
• October 2013 - UKCPS 12th Annual Open International Exhibition – Patchings Art Centre, Calverton, Nottingham.
• October 2012 - UKCPS 11th Annual Open International Exhibition - Nuneaton Art Gallery & Museum.
• May 2012 – ‘’Arcobaleno di Colori’’- Galleria Teatro Turci – Barletta, Italy.
• September 2011 - UKCPS 10th Annual Open International Exhibition - Westminster Central Hall London.


Solo Exhibitions:
• August 2018 – Culture Club of Gavalochori, Chania, Creece
• September 2015 – ‘’Irida Gallery’’, Zakynthos,Greece
• March 2014 – ‘’Colors and fairy tales Gallery’’ , Thessaloniki, Greece
• November 2013 – ‘’Culture Center of the Municipality of Moschato’’, Athens, Greece

‘’Young Lady’’
28x19in
Colored pencils on pastelmat paper
Own references

‘’Old Man’’
26x18in
Colored pencils on pastelmat paper
Own references

‘’Padlocks’’
19x14in
Colored pencils on pastelmat
Own references

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