Nia Tavlarides Stratos 'natural artistic gift was evident in her youth. She was awarded a scholarship to the Smithsonian and sold paintings to Burlington Industries. She completed her studies at University of Maryland. Her exhibit work includes: Visa Card Corporation, Art Basel/Art Fusion Galleries, Aaron Galleries, Whittemore House Museum, Women's National Democratic Club, Washington National Airport, The Smithsonian, Universities,
Embassies, Galleries and hotels. She is a published international artist, whose work is held in both private and public collections.