art towards a happy day

welcome to my art page!

A kind of introduction…

Painter and musician at heart [from a very early age] I was born in Athens, Greece in an artistic environment [bound to inherit the …virus!]. 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:

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”! 😉


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81 Responses to “art towards a happy day”
  1. If you would like to increase your knowledge just keep visiting
    this web page and be updated with the latest information posted here.

  2. YellowCable says:

    Summer colors. Looks like banana leaf. I like it.

    • 🙂 Thank you very much!!! 🙂

  3. Marko says:

    Serdeczne pozdrowienia

    • się również do was 🙂

  4. gageier says:

    Liebe Marina heute ist der letzte Tag im November die Zeit sie eilt so schnell dahin heute ist der 1 Advent und möchte dir ganz liebe Grüße schicken bleib froh und heiter dann ist das Leben leichter das wünscht dir Klaus

    • Lieber Klaus, ich danke Ihnen sehr für Ihre Wünsche. Senden Sie meine besten Wünsche und Glück für den neuen Monat Dezember.

  5. great job

    • Thank you, very much! 🙂

  6. Kali mera! I wandered over here from Le Clown’s place, and I *love* your work. The piece on your home page, is that a watercolor? It’s so beautiful, the colors and the balance, I could look at it all day.

    • Madame Weebles, my pleasure to see you here!
      Yes, it is watercolor. It is a detail from my dreamscape: “Between the Lines” after a digital process. You can see it here: . Thank you so much for your kind words. I’ll be happy to be visiting you often!!

  7. Dr Bill says:

    Marina, it’s my honor to nominate you for the WordPress Family Award which is at Well deserved. Bill

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

      • Dr Bill says:

        My pleasure Marina

  8. dilipnaidu says:

    The rich yellow and green colors emanate profound joy! Thank you dear Marina.

    • Thank YOU dear Dilip. Your comment makes me joyful in turn!!

  9. viveka says:

    Marina, only want to inform you that I have nominated you to “The Blog of the Year 2012” Award. Have a great weekend. –

    • Ah, Viveka, thank you so much my dear.
      Congrats to you too!!!!!!!

      • viveka says:

        Marina, thanks a lot – my pleasure.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hello friend,

    I was reading the short story I wrote to one of your artworks “War 1990”

    It has been awhile since I have been able to write and I will begin again. Your artwork is amazing to me, can you send me another piece so I may write for you again.

    I look forward to your reply..


    • Hi Steve!
      I’m so glad you’re back!
      Please feel free to choose ANY of my paintings. I leave it up to you entirely!
      I’m honored and look forward!!!!!

  11. Marina, I’ve nominated you for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award @ You are under no obligation to accept. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your inspirational posts in 2012. Happy Holidays. Dave

    • I am honored, Dave! Thank you so much! 🙂
      Thank YOU for all your wonderful posts!
      Happy Holidays to you too!

  12. What’s your favourite blog of the year, Marina? You can still nominate it for the 2012 transatlantic diablog award. Maybe one of your readers nominates you, too? All that is possible. Here’s all you need to know: See you all…

  13. Cat Forsley says:

    • Ah, thank YOU Cat for your contagious heartwarming kindness!
      PS …and thank you for the nomination!!!!

      • Cat Forsley says:

        🙂 🙂 🙂
        Thank You for the neverending inspiration xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxox

        • 🙂

          • Cat Forsley says:

            🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxoxoxoxo

  14. Marina, thank you for stopping and liking a recent post. This is wonderful and exciting art. You bring your images to life with the colours used and the way it is presented. I look forward to filling my days with the cheer of your art.

    Take care,


    • You are very welcome, Ivon. I will be enjoying my visits to your blog -as I am already. Thank you so much for your very kind words!
      Have a wonderful day.

  15. Cat Forsley says:

    I just wanted to make sure you got this 🙂
    i was writing so fast – i think i put it on your site 🙂 ?
    anyways 🙂 more love and gratitude to you xo

    • Ah, thank you so much dear friend for this!
      🙂 …and CONGRATULATIONS to you too!!!!

      • Cat Forsley says:

        I put it twice on ur site sorry …..
        ur site is sooooo big i get lost .lol xx
        much love xoxoxooxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxooxoxoxoxo

  16. Cat Forsley says:

    Good Morning Marina xxx
    i dunno if you are on twitter but just met a writer that needs help with a book cover
    her name is Nicole Storey …….
    I just messaged her your site – i dunno if you do illustrations for books =-
    but just reaching out
    Lots of love xoxoxo

    • Hi Cat!
      Thank you so much dear! 🙂
      If she likes my work, I’d be very happy to!
      Unfortunately I don’t twit or fb …just here or my mail.
      I’m very flattered you thought of me, thank you once again!
      Have a lovely day!

      • Cat Forsley says:

        u and deb and anne – i thought right away —–
        i don’t do fb
        but just reaching out 🙂
        nicole storey is her name
        it’s already a fantastic DAY ::) XXOXOXO

        • 🙂 🙂 🙂

          • Cat Forsley says:

            Huggs xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  17. Thomas Ross says:

    Marina, your artistry is stunning.

    I am interested in the connections between Zen and the artistic, creative process. I believe that true artistry requires being in the moment- and possessing great courage.

    I am happy to have found your amazing work and will be following.


    • Ah, thank you so much for your flattering words, Tom! Very very kind of you! Thank you for following my work. […so have I!]

  18. OK Marina. This was GOOD. I’ve waited (and made you wait) long enough. Thank you for your inspiration. You are wonderful. Here’s my small gift to you this morning:

    • Ah, thank you so very much, David!!!!

  19. george-b says:

    Green, green grass of home, right?

    • Ah, yes you could say that… the home where I live! It’s a detail from one of my characters:

      • george-b says:

        Thanks Marina, I get a better understanding now. Your art is fabulous.

        • Thank you very much George! You are very kind!

  20. John says:

    Thank you for the (very quick) follow, Marina! Have a great day!!

    • You are very welcome!
      Have a great day and week too!

  21. Hi Marina, I wanted you to know that you are the Artist of the Day on my blog:

    Please let me know if you would like me to add or change anything.

    The main purpose of the blog is to share the ‘Artistic Process’. What and where artists do what they do to create their art.

    I’d appreciate it if you would consider sending me some photos for my ‘Work Spaces’ and/or ‘Making It’ categories.

    Please send any photos to

    And, of course, I’d like you to share this with anyone who might be interested.

    I have received messages like the following:
    Darcy commented on Artist of the Day / Sandy Martinez
    “Thanks for allowing us to know a bit more about the artist.”

    thanks, Mike

    • I am honored, Mike! Thank you so much for showing my work. Nothing needs changing, you’ve done a great job and I’m very grateful! About photos, I’d be more than happy to send you anything you want, so please let me know what would you like.

      • As I told John, I would like photos, and any description you would like to add, for my Making It and/or Work Spaces categories. It’s easier for you to check them out on my blog than for me to explain. I will post them as soon as I receive them.

        thanks, Mike

  22. QueridaJ says:

    Hello, just wanted you to know that your work is much appreciated!! =) I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”, please see details here:

    • Thank you very much! I truly appreciate it!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Marina exo ediposistei….bravo…!! xxx eimai i Maria Fafaliou by the way!!

    • ela re Maria Fafaliou!!! Ti kanete? Efxaristo poly poly …by the way! Na dosis pola filakia se olous sas! xxx

  24. Just me….if applicable, please despam me….thanks so, so much for your help!

    • I apologize for this. I have absolutely no idea how “akisnet” works! Thanks for trying to leave a comment.

  25. great art!

    • Thank you!

  26. Θαλής Κουτούπης says:

    Μαρινάκι μου,

    Δεν περίμενα τίποτα λιγότερο… τέλειο (!) από σένα!

    Να είσαι καλά και να μού φιλήσεις τον Ανακρέοντα και τη Ρίτα.

    Με όλη την αγάπη μου


    • Αγαπητέ μου Θαλή,
      η παρουσία σας εδώ με τιμά.
      Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ!
      Εχετε τα φιλιά τα δικά μου,
      του Ανακρέοντα και της Ρίτας
      [ελπίζω να τ’αντέχετε τόσα!]
      με αγάπη,

  27. Bumba says:

    I just discovered MK-O site. Just terrific.

    • Thank you, Stephen! I’m glad you did! You can hear more of our music here:

  28. petrel41 says:


  29. petrel41 says:

    Hi, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations!


    If you’ve received the award previously, then know I feel you deserve another one. All my best wishes!

    • Thank you so much Kitty, I appreciate it! Yes, I have been nominated in the past but I do not accept awards. However I do thank you and am very grateful! All my best wishes to you too!

  30. Asifa says:

    I would love to nominate u for the versatile blogger award!!! If you have already got it, I guess there is no harm in accepting more than once 😉 Maybe let’s just keep it quiet 😉 Visit

    • Thank you very much Asifa. You are very kind. Yes, I have been nominated before but I don’t accept awards. However I am very grateful for your nomination and your wonderful words.

      • Asifa says:

        That’s really very sweet of you, Marina 🙂 Wish you have a happy weekend ahead 🙂

        • …and a wonderfully colourful & joyful weekend to you too!

  31. Bill says:

    Thank you for visiting CornieCopia. You have a wonderful blog here. I’ll enjoy visiting regularly; 🙂

    • Thank you, Bill! I too enjoy visiting your blog.

  32. greetings by
    tried to find your latest painting with a little red between the trees …

    • It is going to be my next post, but you can see it here:
      [was this the one you meant?]
      Thank you for your post on greek protest vs austerity.

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