Nia Tavlarides Stratos' natural artistic gift was evident early in her youth. She was awarded a scholarship to the Smithsonian. Burlington Industries purchased her paintings to be used in textile design. An international artist, she has exhibited at The Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, the Pepco Edison Gallery, The Whittemore Museum, The Women's National Democratic Club, Art Basel, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, National Women's Museum of the Arts, universities, embassies, and galleries.
She is a published fine artist, whose work is held in both private and public collections, including VISA Card Corporation. She is proud to be a Washingtonian, who is inspired by her Greek heritage and culture. She loves her family and genuinely enjoys life!
“I am influenced by many cultures including my own Greek heritage. I embrace people of many walks of life. I believe that if we emphasized our commonality, that our differences would become less relevant. Regardless of our backgrounds, we are all sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers.
Art, cuisine, music and travel can help us learn to transcend boundaries. My work explores, a rich synthesis of color, pattern and spatial composition. My color palettes range from harmonious muted conceptualizations to bold iconoclastic expressions. I prefer to paint images that come from my imagination. Color excites and motivates me. I draw great inspiration from my mother land of Greece. I hope that as I share my imagination it will leave you feeling an emotion.”
“Passion is just ''passion'' between two people, thought of at a moment in time.”
- Nia Tavlarides Stratos
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