Marina Artemis Kanavaki  [full name] was born in Athens, Greece.

Painter and musician at heart [from a very early age].

Studied art – design and music in London [UK] and Athens [Greece].

Currently works at her own design studio [ANMAR creative design center], in Athens, and constantly explores new aspects of design.

A few years ago she begun a project “MARWAX” applying her design concepts on wax.

In 2013 this project evolved to MARWORKS with a broader variety of design items.

Her work [painting / design] has appeared in Smith’s Gallery Covent Garden in London, Epohes Gallery & Benaki Museum  in Athens and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.

Also a member of MK-O [Marina Kanavaki & Oannes – duet in music and life], with 4 albums out so far.

205 Responses to “bio”
  1. I love this!!! Will be happy to follow.

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  3. aaronread says:

    Always delighted to see you like my work!! Thanks!!!

  4. Hey Marina, Did you get my message on email? I replied back.

  5. Hey Marina, do you have e-mail? If so, can I have it? If you don’t mind. I would like to share some of my most important weird poems to you. Also, I will be posting it on here as well.

  6. MAGNY TJELTA says:

    Hi. Thanks so much for following my blog at .I have been looking for blogs of other artists and so happy to find yours.
    loving your art, looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Thanks for clicking on my site. keep up the good work!

    • Ah, thank you so much, Magny. It’s a pleasure meeting you and I’m very happy you stumbled upon my pages.
      Thank you for your kind words and you too keep up the great work!!! 🙂

  7. alexraphael says:

    I can never stay away from your blog, but this time I’m bringing official proof of how much I rate it

    No worries about accepting, just want you to know how talented you are 🙂

    • Aww, that is so sweet of you! Thank you so much, dear Alex. Even though [as you might have noticed] I don’t ‘do awards’, I am honored you thought of me! Have a beautiful weekend! 🙂

  8. I’m always so proud seeing young greeks so talented and creative , giving their stamp of art in our everyday life 🙂 Μπράβο ❤

  9. You have tremendous talents, Marina, from painting to music! I know your 2015 is going to be amazing ❤

  10. Dear Marina…Just dropping off this for you.. with Love.. and Thank you for all your lovely comments over 2014.. Hugs Sue

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Dear Marina are you okay?

  12. Yoshiko says:

    Thank you,Marina, on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to follow our ministry blog. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂

  13. I must say, you have really wonderful blog and the spectrum of works of art are fascinating…it was a pleasure exploring your work and posts…looking forward to more such work of aesthetic art.

  14. jacksonjc9 says:

    Hello Marina! I really enjoyed going through your arts! beautiful… I look forward to more of your posts. 🙂

  15. Rajiv says:

    I like your work!

  16. Benjamin 0 says:

    I’m doing my best to work my way up from the bottom of my followers(the oldest first). I get stalled out on your pages, wander around to the different sites to find something I love, because your attention….gal…..thank you. I love the seed candles. They reminded me of pears and helped me to realize I am hungry….for more friends like you. I hope this catches you in the morning, puts a smile on your face, and a pep in your step into art all day, knowing your efforts bring pleasure to me through your crafts. 🙂

    • Although not morning, it did give me a good smile! Thank you for your kindness, Benjamin. As for friends …they shall certainly ‘follow’ soon! They are bound to! 🙂
      It’s always my pleasure visiting you! 🙂
      Have a great new month btw [our May is here 2 hours already!] 🙂

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  18. Marina, Didn’t quite know where to drop off this award… But I hope you accept for It gives me great pleasure in giving you The Sister of the World Blogger Award Love and Blessings
    Love and Blessings Sue xxx

  19. clayton paul says:

    A beautiful blog design and a great “bio.” I wish I had such talents in art as you! Thank you for visiting my site and please come back anytime…


  20. Sun says:

    i enjoyed your interview with AFA – wonderful.
    thank you. ♥

  21. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Did Socrates take that photo?

  22. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

  23. Steven says:

    Hi Marina, in tribute of your lovely work I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award which is yours to accept if you wish:

    Truly deserved! 🙂

  24. bbylois says:

    i am amazed that you are poly-talented, Nice oeuvre . grt bart

  25. Say, Marina, check out my friends blog…He had me as a special guest on his blog. If you want to know how I write and who are my influences and what my techniques are. here’s to read what I wrote:

  26. Prasad says:

    You have an interesting blog running here. Loved your art. Its very subtle and dynamic. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂

  27. Jayanth says:

    its amazing how people all over the world, who may never meet each other in their lives come here and share all their wonderful thoughts! Your work really is something, if i ever come to Greece, you will be the first person i would meet!

  28. supernova1c says:

    Hi Marina, you have a great blog! Nice to meet you on here and thank you for the follow, look forward to speaking soon. James 😉

  29. mushtaqtariq says:

    Hi ! nice to see your blog. Welcome to my blog on travel and tour

  30. aaronread says:

    Thanks for liking my stuff! I haven’t really used wordpress alot this year, but I think you are the one who always likes my stuff first! So thank you thank you thank you!!! Love your work too!!

  31. Steven says:

    Hi there! I’ve been talking a bit with Benjamin 0 lately (isn’t he awesome?) and he recommended I take a look at this blog – I’m glad he did! What an incredibly talented artist you are, and I’m thrilled you have followed me too!

    I look forward to getting some time to sit and browse through it all in more depth! 🙂

    • Hi Steven! Yes, he is awesome and then some! Thank you so much for your visit and kindness. 😳 (my reaction!) I’m also looking forward browsing through your wonderful work.

  32. Stephen Hughes says:

    Good heavens you’ve had millions of hits!
    But….Thanks for being one of the first to like my blogs – every time I post!
    It’s honestly so flattering! – As you’ve seen my ShowReel I’d really apresciate any constructive criticism : like of hate the song, the images, the variety, or just love it!!

  33. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Marina, I can’t believe I haven’t read this before!

    Very good to know you more. You are AMAZINGLY skilled.

  34. What?? You’re a musician, too? Amazing! I trust you’ve done all the cover art for your albums– where can we see them?

    Cool photo, and it was great to read a bit about you. : )

    • Probably, primarily a musician too, but I keep it undercover! 🙂
      This photo was actually used for my first solo album [the year 2000!].
      True, I have done the artwork for all the albums [solo and MK-O: duet with my husband, Oannes]. Our YouTube channel is:, official site: , and you can listen to all MK-O albums here: Hope you like! 🙂
      Have a great day!

      • Ahoy! I’m just back from YouTube, after listening to a couple of your compositions and watching the slideshows. Lovely music– very ethereal, almost other-worldly. Naturally, I fit right in to that universe! : )

        Loved the album cover art, especially the one for Blues For The White Nigger. Also: your MK-O logo is striking– it has tremendous visual appeal. Well done, Marina! I’m applauding here, and I hope you can hear it!! : )

        • Oh, the applause reached loud and clear, thank you, my friend!!!!! It means a lot hearing such compliments from a talented artist!
          I thought you’d appreciate the ‘other-worldly’ aspect! 🙂
          By the way, of course those elaborate ceilings are from our studio!! 😆 !!!

  35. thank you for following my blog dude,and hope you enjoy the journey blogging,chatting and writing with me,

  36. I’m not sure if I’ve commented elsewhere on your site but I wanted to say thank you for your inspiration you give me. I’m not a painter but deeply admire your work. You see the world in a beautiful way and I’m forever envious. EE

    • Ah, Eric… thank you so much for your kindness! You can’t imagine how happy that makes me. Allow me however to tell you that I am also “envious” of the beauty in your photos! You are so talented! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

  37. Greetings, dear friend! I have nominated you for the “Shine On” Award. This is to recognize your efforts in sharing all these beautiful posts with us… Thanks for making this journey of blogging wonderful and many congratulations! 🙂


  38. kali spera, marina!
    yet again…we’ve been talking via wordpress so long..but ive never seen your bio page until today!
    that photo of yours….looks mighty powerful….like some high-flying business mogul!

  39. Dr Bill says:

    Marina, I just nominated you for for the WordPress Family Award at Thanks for your great work. Bill

    • I am overwhelmed by this gesture, Bill! Thank you so much for the nomination and especially your kind kind and beautiful words! I am very grateful and honored!!!

  40. Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! J’aime votre photo… d–☆★–b Ciao!

  41. Blaz Kutin says:

    I just found your site through the link on The Asifoscope. Really like your work, fantastic!

  42. Yahobahne says:

    You seem mysterious and it’s seen in a lot of your art/pieces, but in an interesting, and intriguing way. Great work.

  43. Pat Cegan says:

    Your work is marvelous. I wanted to tell you that your constant presence at Source of Inspiration is a very special gift for me. Thank you, hugs, pat

  44. gegallas says:

    Marina: Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! 😀 You can check out the rules here: Congratulations!! Best regards, G. E.

  45. Tatsat says:

    You do something that I wanted to do, but couldn’t.
    will have to be coming around for more.
    Keep it up Marina !

  46. Ives Salbert says:

    Marina, thanks for sharing your beautiful work! I love it

  47. Mary says:

    Your art is fabulous – love your portfolio, beautiful works of art. I’m looking forward to future posts.

  48. Subhan Zein says:

    Hi Maria,

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. And thank you for keep following my blog. I hope my posts do not disappoint. My subscription went messed up, so now I am resubscribing, looking forward to enjoying more of your arts! 🙂

    Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  49. Here in Vancouver it’s just under two hours till the new year. You, of course, have already entered 2013. I trust you’re still partying but when you come home and check this site please note that I am wishing you the happiest of new years. Blessings upon you and yours, Marina Artemis and Happy New Year.

  50. Hi! I’ve seen nice arts on your site.

  51. Oh dear! I knew someone would get missed! I added you to the top! Thanks for all your wonderful artwork Marina. It is really amazing! Here is the link, even though you’ve already seen it!

  52. clinock says:

    Warm greetings my blogging friend – I have nominated you for ‘Blog of the Year’ award. All details on my latest post which will appear later today. I hope you will accept but understand if not – walk on…

  53. deanjbaker says:

    beautiful work and a great bio – feel free to add me on my other social sites

  54. Marina, beautiful work and vision. I’m envious of anyone with the ability to create images and am endlessly inspired by that thought. Your work does that and in just a few minutes of browsing your images, I get the same from your work. Thank you for this and keep up the stunning work. I look forward to following you! EE

  55. Dom Ramos says:

    As an artist myself, I really like your ideas as well as your technique and feel for art- it is subtle and well-made.

  56. Your profile pic reminds me of Anjani Thomas’ on Leonard Cohen produced, “Blue Alert”. Good thing, too, for if not that I may have passed by this wonderful site. Looking forward to more posting of your fabulous art.

  57. Hi Maria, you visited the blog of someone that I follow, and I enjoyed looking at your art prints, really enjoyed the trees. Very dream like in my opinion.

  58. Marina, I just nominated you for another award: The Thought Provoking Award. You deserve loads of awards. If you want to see the write up, please go to

    • Thank you so much, Aaron and thank you for the very flattering words! I truly appreciate it. Congratulations on your very well deserved award! “Thought Provoking” and inspiring is exactly what your work is!

  59. petrel41 says:

    Hi marina, congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the 10 Commandments Award.

    The rules for this award are at


  60. Dr Bill says:

    Marina, I have nominated you for the “Sunshine Award. You can follow this link to my nomination

  61. George Hayward says:

    Very cool site and I love your artwork! Also, I’m half Greek 🙂 Lol I haven’t been there yet but hopefully some day.

  62. Marina, tu es belle! Tu es gentile! Merci Beaucoup, ma amie! Merci!

  63. Love your art works, Marina, it’s a pleasure to view your posts, thank you for sharing. All the best!

  64. You made some nice paintings. Aquarel requires just that littlebit more of imagination of the viewer.
    I very much like your style.

  65. boomiebol says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow

  66. Hello my dear Marina, You Are Loved! Thank you so much for your constant support and following All About Lemon and as a token of my gratitude, please accept my gift for you here:
    Enjoy it and cheers!
    Dolly xoxo

  67. hi, i like so much your work! congrats!!!

  68. fivereflections says:

    you always make me smile

    David in Maine USA

  69. I enjoy your blog, so I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, see the details here:

  70. Welcome aboard, Marina. It’s good to meet you. Thank you for bringing your excellent work to our attention. We will visit often.
    Miles and Pippa

  71. Jayanth says:

    Art on wax? That’s something i have not heard before! Loved the 1-6 design and the green orange wax art! really impressed with the blog and your work Marina! its as good as a perfectly cooked Loukoumades!

  72. Wow, Frank! I am touched by your graceful gesture and being included in such a wonderful group of friends!
    Thank you! I am honored! 🙂

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