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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.

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    • 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!!! 🙂

    • 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! 🙂

  1. 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.

  2. 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!] 🙂

  3. 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…

    Clayton

  4. 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!

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.
      🙂

  8. 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!!
    Steve

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

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

  10. 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: http://www.youtube.com/user/mkomusic, official site: http://www.mk-o.com/ , and you can listen to all MK-O albums here: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MKO. 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!! 😆 !!!

  11. 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!
      -)

  12. 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!

    • 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!!!
      🙂

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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…

  17. 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

  18. 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.

    • 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!
      🙂

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

  20. 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!

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