Born in Athens, Greece in an artistic environment bound to inherit the …virus!

Painter and musician at heart [from a very early age] I studied art – design and music in London [UK] and Athens [Greece].

I currently work at my own design studio [ANMAR creative design center], in Athens, and explore new aspects of design.

Attracted to a 3d approach to art, a few years years ago I begun a project “MARWAX” applying my design concepts on wax.

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

My 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.

As a musician, I’ve had 2 solo albums released and 4 albums as a member of  MK-O [Marina Kanavaki & Oannes – duet in music and life], with 4 albums out so far.

Our site: www.mk-o.com

My blogging life started back in 2011 at first as an attempt to showcase my work. Through the years, it’s become a place I call my virtual home. A home where I have an open dialogue with so many of you people I call friends. I am truly grateful for your kindness. Through our interaction, I have evolved, so from me to you all good people: THANK YOU!

…and keep smiling. 🙂

Oh, and this is me punching one of my “Characters”! 😉

All images on this blog are copyright of Marina Artemis Kanavaki and cannot be copied, downloaded or used in any way without express written permission.

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  1. Marina!
    I liked your Tag line ‘Art towards a Happy Day’.
    I am enjoying your Artwork when I come here.
    I invite you to my Blog to read some Posts of mine, I am sure you shall enjoy them
    Thank You

  2. Marina, I just thought I would drop in and say hi. You’ve followed each other for four years now and I’ve always enjoyed your artwork

  3. Lovely blog, I am sure to visit often. 🙂 Happy blogging and happy eating. 🙂

    • My pleasure, Paul! Thank you for the proposition. Speech is not my strong point -so to speak- but I may figure a ‘creative’ way to contribute to your very insightful blog.Have a beautiful Tuesday. 🙂

  4. A very very belated thanks for visiting my blog; I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical writing “a borrowing of bones” but back to blogging with a lot of wonderful sites to catch up on.

  5. Marina,
    I hope you don’t mind…but I nominated you for a blog award…

    As part of this acceptance post, I am to nominate 10 other blogs that inspire. These blogs inspire me and I am most happy that you are There and Communicate! 🙂

    Art Towards a Happy Day

    Hiking Northwest

    the recovery of words

    Ramblings from Jewels

    Green Light Lady

    da Ponte Photography


    Rethinking Life

    Joy, Fitness & Style

    Dancing in the Rain

    ~~If nominated, in order to “accept” the award, you must follow these guidelines:
    * Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
    * Add the One Lovely Blog logo image to your acceptance post.
    * Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
    * Nominate 10 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

    Here is the link:



  6. Marina, Thank you for continuing to “like” my blog photos and posts. I appreciate your support. And I continue to really enjoy your artwork. Someday I hope to buy something!

  7. I am happy to have found you Marina. Your work is beautiful -everything. I love it. I was wondering if I could use your work from time to time to accompany my writing pieces? Of course full credit would be given to you, and a link to your profile. Let me know what you think. 🙂

  8. hi marina, thank you for following my blog i am honored.. i am now following yours too.. you have a lovely blog and you are very talented.. so envious of your works of art.. maybe i should try to paint too but being a newbie doing so would really be a first time… well one day soon i would love to try.. hope you’re having a wonderful day 🙂

    • Hi, Elizz! Thank you so much for your kind words and the follow. I hope you do get some paint and paper, from what I’ve seen, you have a great eye! 🙂 You too have a beautiful day! 🙂

    • Being called an ‘Earth Angel’ from the real beautiful Earth Angel: you, is a great honor!!! Makes me blush too!!!! Thank you so much, my kind friend for this gift. Love and Light to you ….accompanied by hugs and xxxxxx and a big smile! 🙂

  9. (again) very nice. Are you familiar with Victor Hugo’s (Yes, the poet and writer) ink etchings and drawings? Check it out.
    A bientôt

  10. Now that I am here I just know that I am going to enjoy your Space, and what lovely artwork you have, I can’t wait to explore your pages my friend. Have a truly exciting start to your Tuesday Marina and thank you for following my Space, you are welcome to add anything that you wish and I will reply, I try to add something to everyone that chooses to visit my blog. Have fun today 🙂

    Andro xx

  11. Nice you are back and thanks for liking my posts! I was missing you already!
    In case you are alo interested in what will be happening on my art blog http://kellerdoscope.wordpress.com/ you may follow it because I will stop reblogging things from there in the future on The Asifoscope. I am planning a series with very nice microphotographs of crystals (like the first post on that blog) and some other stuff.

  12. Nice reading about you Marina.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

    Happy New Year !!!!!!! and best wishes for you in 2014 🙂

    • Colleen, what a beautiful thing to say! I can’t think of more rewarding words than these for an artist! Thank you so much! I am already enjoying your wonderful posts full of creativity and beauty! 🙂

  13. Hello Marina. I was just out on the balcony watching the sun rise and started wondering what a “Socratic Moment” would look like if you painted it. I was thinking more in line with the Socrates from long ago.

  14. Hi Marina. The below comment was left by Sheri on my reblog from you wp site.


    New comment on your post “paths of color [turquoise, blue and green] multiples”
    Author : sheridegrom – From the literary and legislative trenches. (IP: , dhcp52-58.cable.conwaycorp.net)
    E-mail : sheri@sheridegrom.com
    URL : http://sheridegrom.com
    Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/
    Exquisite artwork. I love the tree series. Thanks for reblogging Marina’s work, Kerry. I might not have found her site otherwise and now I have a new place to Christmas shop:)

    • I never intended to lose touch, but weird things happen from time to time with the subscriptions. So far I had to go over my list 3 times because for some reason, many subscriptions were switched to ‘receive no mail’. So today when I was checking because I thought I hadn’t heard from many people, I realized you were one of them too.
      So I’m happy you’re back!

  15. You Blog is really beautiful! I like all your work…very well done! So, is is my pleasure to follow your Blog too, and thank you for following Mifration-X3! Have a nice week!

  16. marina kanavaki… Madam, I appreciate your work, you are a creative minded person. My best wishes always with you, I wish you get every success in life…
    Thanks for those lovely pictures….

  17. Happy August to you, Marina! Since you enjoy drawing floral subjects, SoundEagle would like to inform you of a new website at http://queenslandorchid.wordpress.com, which is now ready for your thorough inspection and tour, and which may provide you with inspirationally beautiful subjects to draw or paint, or to incorporate into your art pieces. Enjoy! 🙂 Creating and designing the website has kept SoundEagle very busy indeed.

    • Wow! Such a lot of work gone into this site!!! Bravo, SoundEagle! You’ve done a great jod. Beautiful site, and I love orchids!
      I will be checking it often!

      • Thank you very much, Marina, for your compliment and encouragement! It would be great to have your lovely comments at the About page of my new Queensland Orchid Society website too. Thanks! 🙂

    • Melody, I am honored to be asked. By now you probably already know how much I adore donkeys!
      I will send you an email tomorrow morning (midnight here). Thank you for the kind and very flattering thought!
      Have a beautiful evening and new week.

  18. Thank you Marina for being on my blog and for your sweet wishes. I am really glad to discover your colourful world of paintings and enjoyed a lot here.

  19. Greetings! Thank you for dropping by my blog and spending some time there. You really have a fabulous web journal. Your artwork is so progressive! Just keeps mesmerizing me.
    Keep visiting. 🙂

    Best wishes

    • Greetings Tanumoy! My pleasure and I look forward to more of your “soliloquies”! Thank you very much for your ever so kind words …especially that “progressive” took me back to my beloved prog rock era [even if you didn’t use it in that context] smiling!

  20. Hi Marina – Many thanks for being the first to like my new page!
    If there was a price… you’d be there! – Do you have a contact page if people want to get back in touch with you or just email you?

  21. Marina I love your art, but as well as the creation I admire the diverse ways you use it making it accessible to people to own something beautiful.
    Wonderful 🙂

  22. Thank you for following my blog to . I hope to exchange ideas and comments to . Looking forward to do so ; happy eastern around the Plaka region , maybe. See you soon

  23. Hi Marina, I was about to nominate you for ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ but I see that you have already been nominated. Just to let you know that the thought was there and I still award you in spirit…

  24. Your creations are so inspiring, as i look at each i can write a poem to each one! Your talent is awesom and so moves my spirit my sister. Their beauty reminds me of my poetry, yours are truly divine. Thanks for blessing me with your visit and also for following my site. I would love one day to use one of your images in a poem. Just on the blog site with your credit listed on the post! You can choose whether it would be spiritual or romantic,…just give me 4 words to describe what you felt in your heart as you created it! Have a wonderful and bless day Marina!

    • Your comment is a blessing my dear Wendell! Thank you so much. I’d be honored to have any of my work in your blog, whichever inspires you. None of them is of romantic origin, so I’d rather it was a spiritual one, but then, you know better! On the 4 words, I think I’ll leave them to you, the poet! [complete freedom!] Thank you again and have a beautiful day too!

  25. Your Gravatar portrait is beautiful and arresting. It made me want to take a look at the rest of your websites. Good job! 🙂

  26. OH I’m speechless………… U paint so beautifulllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy……….I love all of them thou could not leave comments there but they r ssooooooooooooooo lovely…..Such soothing colours……so much energy……..wowowoowowowowwow….beautifulllllllllll……………..

  27. You have such a talent and your blog is so enjoyable. I be visiting regularly and I know I won’t be disappointed. 🙂

  28. Mariana, I’ve revised my set of links & link pages. I included your blog under Ar & Design. Thanks for commenting and visiting my blog. It is much appreciated.

  29. HI Marina,

    The picture I choose was War 1990 and here is the story I wrote. I do hope you like it,,I was thinking of making it into a longer short story. I actually did not know the artwork was of a battle,,,I kind of assumed it then read the text on the bottom of the smaller version of the piece afterwards.

    I called our story,,Into The Red

    It is on my writer and artists site



    I was told that this war would end all wars and that poets and artists from all the lands would tell of this day for centuries to come. I was told that we would all be immortalized and that our children’s children would be forever honored as the ancestors of us warriors. I was told that the glory of this war would come to me whether I died or survived this battlefield I stand upon today. I was told that dying was a great honor and the warriors to the left of my shield and to the right of my sword would gladly lay down their lives for that honor. I was told that my father, his father and his father fought bravely on this same battlefield and that some here today fought alongside them. I was told that I was born to be what I am, a warrior, here today. I have trained all of my young life for this war. I was told that to be truly happy in this life, one must be true to oneself inherited destiny. I was told these things by the gray haired soldiers’ of past wars who sit on the gilded thrones that float above the snow capped hills high atop the clouds that cover the huts and caves where we live. I was told at the great gathering that I would have the honor to fight. I was told that all who left their homes on this day would share the glory forever and as we marched to the border of our lands we march into history. I was told that the following morning sunrise would signal the start of the war. I was told to make peace with my god and with myself and that upon arrival at the field of battle that I was to kneel and pray to the heroes past, pray for forgiveness of my sins, pray for courage and strength. I was told that upon the rising suns warmth on my shoulder I was to approach my enemy as he approached me. I was told that the fighting would commence upon contact, that there would be one instantaneous clash of bodies and souls. I was told that this battle would last no longer than a breath, a breath taken in and then exhaled outward. I was told that I would know that I had survived the fighting if I rode upon the wave of those who died from the impact.

    I remember I was told this just as I felt the sun.


    • Steve,
      As my word creating capability is very limited [unlike yours!] I’ll try to “respond” to your interpretation of “War 1990” best I can!
      To begin with, THANK YOU! I’m flattered my work gave you a “kick” to write, especially such a “difficult” [not my words] piece of art [War 1990].
      I’m amazed how your words hit spot on the core of my feelings when I painted this. Your story is beautifully told and so well done I read it on one breath! Flows naturally to that moving last sentence…
      justifying the insanity that is war.
      Please accept my appreciation and thankfulness!
      Peace [indeed!]

      • Good morning Marina,

        You are most welcome,it was fun,”the I got a story like that” site was designed to be fun and so far I’m enjoying every bit of it. I hope more talent like yourself chooses to get involved. There are several other artwork and word collaborations on the site for you to read, you should check them out. So nice to meet and speak with you…Steve

  30. Marina I just found your music, your collaboration with another artist, all your websites! You are oozing with creativity. I see it is your life! You are having fun doing what you love.

    • Thank you Carla! You’re right and I’m very grateful for that. Being that the music collaboration is in fact with my life companion makes fun even more complete. Thanks for checking out my sites & work! Keep creating the beautiful work you do. I admire your work.

  31. Hello friend,

    Beautiful work you have here,,very very cool…

    Thanks for following our site,,I got a story like that..

    I would love to have a chance to write a poem or short “flash” fiction about one of your creations..

    You can email me or go thru the site,and send me a picture/photo whatever and I will lay down some words to it.


    My email is savahome@yahoo.com

    • You’re very welcome, Steve!
      Thank you for your kind words.
      You are free to choose any work form my blog that intrigues you to “lay down some words to it”.
      [I’d be honored!]

      • Good morning Marina,

        I will be home on Sunday and I will choose something and honor you…Thanks for the opportunity..I will post it on “I got a story like that” linking the artwork to your wordpress site…


  32. Hi Marina K. I found you over at Katie’s blog. I like your work. I will subscribe to your blog. I am a digital artist. Stop by my blog and check it out. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe.
    Peace and light

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