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Angels Are Love, Angels Are Light, Angels Are Universal Messengers… Here is a Celebration and realisation of the creative depictions, The Paintings of my Luxury Paintings of Angels ! ‘Angel’ from the Hellenic / Greek word Αγγελος Angelos / Aggelos meaning God’s Messenger. From the beginning of time and right up to present… Light – Halos – Wings of Birds ! Angels may be People Angels are God’s communicators… Between Heaven and us Beings on Earth! In most cultures, religions, In faith, in Art, Paintings, sculpture, architecture and everywhere else – Angels!
Angels vibe our lives. Some say that Butterflies come to us in Angel vibes. Butterflies flutter before us, land on us or on something to show us a heavenly – spiritual message!
We can all be good Angels if we choose… Good deeds and kindness are the work of the Good Angel(s) within us all!
Although my schooling started in Australia, my understanding of literacy commenced when learning American/ US English at night school in Europe and then British UK English when re settling into my Australian – British UK schooling again.
It was in Australia when I realised (realized) that Grey is Gray as well!
Mix Black with White and we have Grey/ Gray!
I Like The Colour Grey… Why Do People Find It Confusing?
Personally, I do not find Grey confusing
Grey or Gray is a versatile ‘include me’ anywhere colour/ Color in Paintings – decor or even attire!
Grey, may be a prominent Stand Out colour
Grey, may be a Blend In – Shade In – Fade In with the rest Colour
What a lovely colour it is!?
Grey, is an interesting mix of colour, so much so, that when I paint, artwork or look at Gray, it is a ‘malleable’ colour
My Luxury Paintings often feature the colour – color – – Grey – Gray
At one of my Art Exhibitions of Paintings, an Art Viewer/ Admirer turned to me with; ‘You make Grey look Beautiful’. Humbled by the delightful remark and glad that someone likes my usage of Grey, I had that ‘Yea!’ moment
We all Like and Love a Fantastic Outcome! It makes us Feel – Happy! Hence one of my mottos “Happy Art!”
Before any outcome though,
There is Preparation The ‘Feel’ and Go – To – The – Journey – of – The Painting!
Allow me to explain…
Painting is not a sporting race, sometimes though, it is a race against The Paints’ drying time!
Speaking, or writing of time… Over time, I have developed my own Rhythm into my unique Artistic style MHAngelis Painter – Marisa Angelis – Artist. This is how it is, this is who I am, a Professional Painter Artist
‘Greedy’ for Paint, To Paint, To Create Colour – Lots and Lots of Colour or Color (depending on the spelling you relate to)
‘Relate’ Now that I am here and you have come this far…
This reflects in and throughout my Paintings and Artwork
Many times throughout my career, I have been asked if I use paint colours directly out of, tube, container, jar or bottle?
For those of you who are wondering, my answer is No 🙂
I always mix my paint Colour
I am often complimented with;
“Your work is very Colourful”, “I like the Colours You Use”, “You use really nice Colours”, “you definitely know how to mix and blend Colour”, “You know how to match Colours well” and many other wonderful ‘pick ups’ on/ Of my Artwork!
“Great!” I say to myself, they saw it, they picked up on my Colour Expression !!!
It Is Joy From My Soul That Pours Into Paint Colour That Mixes, Blends And Shades Into My Work Of Transforming Art Into My Final Product Of Fine Luxury Paintings…
This lovely piece of joy took me back to primary school when I built a kite using a green garbage bag, cane sticks, flour, water and added my transfer with silver spray paint ‘The Rolling Stones’, together with the band’s mouth and tongue logo! I wonder what Mick would say?
My teacher was Australian of Italian heritage and he showed the class ‘how to’ and go ahead…
As we all discovered on that very windy day at the school oval, my kite, was the only kite that was complete and functional.
As I held my Kite and ran, it picked up wind and up, up and up it went!
“Whoa!!!” My fellow class mates yelled!
“You did it!” “Well done!”
Then all of a sudden a huge dark cloud and downpour ‘dampened’ our afternoon.
Five minutes to home time. I rushed off with the kite partially tucked under my arm, gently tying it on top of my bag carrier and rode home on my bicycle – happy with myself for completing and succeeding my creative task!
Depicted in my Luxury Painting, travelling, Light of Fire – illuminating with explosive speed through the cosmos/ universe, the bright yellow ball of fire light trails – ripping through the atmosphere!
What a great honour and opportunity that my life’s career presented !
At my Artworks Exhibitions, I always positioned a table by my carefully – precision display of Luxury Paintings, Mosaics, Poems, Art Models and Handmade / Designed Jewelry / Jewellery – Luxury Necklaces
There I was, as the public entered, ready to welcome, meet and greet as many curious and enthused people that arrived
“Welcome to my Art Exhibition, I am Marisa Angelis the Artist, would you like a flier? If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask”
When their viewing was almost over, people would make their way towards me and I would ask, if they would like to sign my Visitors book or stop myself from asking, as I noticed most people would automatically pick up the attached pen and happily sign my visitors book.
Of course I felt delighted that visitors signed, dated and commented my book!
In this blog, I have selected to share some of the comments and feedback that I received from people / Critics, as well as several of my Luxury Paintings that were also presented at real/ non virtual exhibiting!
This Art Video will take you through a photographic journey of some of my Art Exhibitions: It gets better as you go >>> Includes Art Pieces, Mosaics and Art Models made from up-cycled – recycled material. Luxury Paintings, jewelry and Luxury Necklaces, Art Exhibitions, Marisa Angelis – Artist in Studio, at the Artists’ Art Exhibitions, Nomination Photography, Photography and much more…
above: Vibrant Adelaide – Luxury Painting by MHAngelis – Marisa Angelis – Artist
I wish to acknowledge the Kaurna people, Indigenous, First Nations of South Australia
Vibrant Adelaide is the capital, with its many parks and gardens, restored heritage buildings and the current Wow! Of new developments, sky scraping buildings and hotels of diverse architecture.
Beautiful throughout any season, Adelaide’s Mediterranean climate, boasts a generous wine industry at Clare Valley, Barossa Valley and Southern Coastal areas, McLaren Vale.
Adelaide was once known as the City of Churches. Now, it is world famous for innovation and technology, space research, sports, arts and cultural events.
We have really cool and friendly people here too, hence Adelaide is often described by the rest of Australia as a big country town!
The city’s and state’s beauty comes from both its lovely outback and sea!
Through the centre of The City of Adelaide, flows the beautiful quaint River Torrens. The river lies on a narrow coastal plain. To the west is Gulf of St Vincent and to the east, the Mount Lofty Rangers.
Clean pristine beaches and the awe wonderful Kangaroo Island, a fantastic attraction, a must for any visitor.
South Australia features, hills, valleys, vineyards, mountains and gorges
A favourite to most, especially stargazers, campers, hikers and nature lovers is outback Flinders Ranges, north of Adelaide!
In 1999, I approached Radio Stations in Adelaide, South Australia and became a regular guest poet and share presenter with one of the most popular FM bandwidth Australian Greek radio stations that reaches listeners world wide.
For my introduction, I discussed my Art work, Luxury Paintings and how Cultural Diversity – Australia, Multiculturalism and the Environment are the core of my Creativity.
Back then no one knew the term Cultural Diversity or what it was/is.
I am the person who brought forth and made ‘Cultural Diversity’ known through various media channels.
The term; Cultural and Diversity was brought together in 1998 after a deeply personal experience shook my awareness of people and cultures and how they saw each other.
One night, as I sat on a red sofa, I opened the dictionary and looked at both words, bringing them together; Cultural Diversity.
In 1999, the media journalists; newspapers, sporting clubs, industries were becoming aware of and ‘picked up’ on ‘Cultural Diversity’ !
I continued to recite my Poetry, hosting competitions and participating in extensive interviews, including Talk Back with listeners throughout Australia and the World which remains another highlight of my career.
My weekly radio segment brought a little happiness and excitement into the lives of many listeners with opportunities for the general public to win and grin, as I offered my up-cycled art pieces and painting ‘Idols’ as prizes!
My interviews were in English, Greeklish, Greek and I had a wonderful time ‘brushing up’ on my Greek!
This experience was educational; I crafted my language skills, it built confidence in me – The professional Artist and Poet and I was truly honoured that my poetry was being enjoyed by a great number of listeners!
From time to time people of all backgrounds and walks of life, would ask “Are you the Artist, on the radio station?”
Whilst my regular weekly segment was happening, I was invited to another two Radio stations; On FM bandwidth, one was for Australian Ethnic broadcasting that broadcasted throughout Australia and the other on AM bandwidth International, reaching listeners all over the world!
At my time with the International radio station, I was offered my own Radio program.
The phone wouldn’t stop ringing, interest and popularity was strong, Theodoris the presenter, handed me a microphone, “The mics yours! Please come back, people love what you are doing, people relate to you… Look, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing the whole time we have been on air!”
It all began when my family took me for a trip to The Hellenic Republic/ Greece.
My curiosity and intrigue developed when I sat on my father’s shoulders for the ultimate tour, as we all walked through the ruins of ancient Athens, Olympia, Ireon/ Heraion and everywhere else!
‘Archi’ – is from the Hellenic/ Greek word meaning ‘Beginning’
‘Tekton /Tecture’ – from the Hellenic/ Greek word ‘Techne’ – Skill – Artisan/ Craftsman – Craftsperson!
Architecture is ‘The Beginning of the Skill’!
So, Architecture or being an Architect is beyond ‘building’ as in ‘construction’ as in mud huts, bricks, timber, concrete etc.
We are The Architects of our Architecture…
We Plan, Design, Construct, Evolve… Travel – Reside – Travel
Structure – Life or as in a Building, or as in my Profession, a Painting!
I enjoy Architecture so much, that in most of my Luxury Paintings, it is likely that there will be some form of Architecture incorporated into my artwork.
Sometimes, the Architecture is the whole process, not just the visual or visual outcome – product/ product of Creation…
Touring the most magnificent Architectural sites of early ‘civilisation’, was indeed visually confronting and an amazing experience to say the least!
Statues of people, lions, animals, Corinthian pillars, antiquities, part ancestry, part mystery and all a priceless education.
Flashes of Architecture, Art, Sculpture, Character Houses with Expressions.
Blue and white – ocean, sky, green shrubs, trees, rubble and golden sunshine beaming into my eyes, as I looked on at the shadowy silhouettes from my surroundings.
Yes, it was exciting and a wonderful memory!
I was introduced to ancient Hellenic culture; inventions; arts, architecture – The Parthenon at the Acropolis, science, mathematics – Pythagoras, philosophy, medicine, diversity, Hellenic mythology, history, cuisine, olive oil, goats, donkeys, horses, the aroma of Ouzo, travelling market garden sellers, three wheeler trucks and that the ocean in this part of the world, was not inhabited with sharks!
Since that time, I have travelled to diverse destinations, mystical lands of various cultures and have discovered, learnt, worked, observed and enjoyed Architecture right up to present.
I see how the rest of the world has influenced Australia my country of birth and in particular South Australia; grand old houses that once belonged to British lords, Mediterranean naval villa’s, Stationmaster cottages, Dutch dwellings, Corinthian pillars, Meanders, Greek and Chinese key motifs, modern Iranian architecture, Spanish villas and so on…
As my Artwork of luxury paintings are expressively created – evolving; painting, designing, graphic digital images, photography and jewellery/ jewelry design all naturally include a significant influence of Architecture.
‘Structure?’ Okay! Lets not complicate it! Simply, Yes of course! Look deeper and deeper into the abstract and expressionism!
Architecture has inspired my life, thoughts, feelings and creativity in every possible way.
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Is it a ‘Grecian Key’ or a ‘Greek Fret’ ?
Is it an Ancient Hellenic Design used in Architecture and Art?
Is it a Greek Motif used time and time again everywhere around and throughout the world and in important buildings of governance – notoriety – nobility or Art Deco era Architecture?
This Design is the ‘Meandros’ or commonly known in English as ‘Meander’
Meandros is named after the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River in Asia Minor/ Anatolia, Anatole – Hellenic Greek – part of my ancestry – now Turkey. The Meandros is featured prominently in Hellenic Architecture because it belongs to the Hellenic/ Greek Empire.
You may notice that I incorporate this architectural design into my website. You may also notice that I sometimes incorporate this architectural design or architecture into my artwork -> Luxury Art Paintings, -> Luxury Necklaces and other Art Pieces – It Remains Forever Embedded Into My Creative Being – Here is an example;
My beautiful late Pappou/ Grandfather, was a Greek islander of Anatolian descent. His professions included; Saddler, Farmer, Market Gardener, Soldier and Army Cook, Soap Maker and Distributor during the great depression and a Butcher’s Apprentice. Pappou was a champion Backgammon player and above all a Kind Gentleman as remember by many and those who loved and knew him.
After my Grandparents married they helped raise and support my grandmothers’ three younger siblings and her young widowed mother who outlived my Grandfather. Later in life, my Great Grandmother informed me that my Grandfather was an angel.
Whilst in the army, a fellow Greek ship accidentally blew up my Grandfather and his platoon, mistaking them for the enemy. My Grandfather and a fellow soldier the only two survivors had to bag body parts.
My late Grandparents’ love for each other, was so strong that before the news broke out about the blast, my late Grandmother was on her knees, newly wedded and praying that her husband would be safe.
Amongst his pets Pappou had Tzak, the dog, many cats, horses, donkeys and goats.
Towards the end of the war, Pappou, learnt to converse in Italian with a small group of Italian soldiers, swapping goods for goods, so that he could carry out his soap making.
Immigrating to Australia my Grandparents became Australian. Proud to be Hellenes/ Greek, excited and anxious to commence their new life in Australia. They had a cat which was very playful, a lot of fun and always performing tricks. Pappou worked extremely hard on the South Australian railways and later in a factory, was self sufficient, cooked and carried out many chores, kept a huge garden of vegetables, herbs and fruit trees; including one of my favourites, wild Cherry trees!
When Pappou planted a wild cherry tree in our backyard and it started growing… I would go to the tiny non fully grown cherries, pick them…. Hold the miniature cherries in my hand and squeeze them, as I watched the liquid cherry reddish/ purplish colour, rush and run all over my hand and so my excitement, my inspiration for liquid colour – Paint began at an early age! I noticed how the liquid stained my hand and started rolling it around on my skin – ‘Wow’ !
“Marisa, leave the cherries to grow so we can eat them…” But little did dad know, what I had discovered!
When I was a toddler Pappou would sit me on his knee and I would play with his orange beaded komboloi/ Komboloyee, Greek ‘happy’ pass time beads. Many years later, I found one of the orange komboloi beads tossed in my late Grandparents garage and knew that Pappou was ‘talking’ to me. One bright orange bead –
“Yiassou (Hello) Pappou!”
Pappou’s komboloi of beads, was my creative embedding for designing and creating beaded Luxury Necklaces / Jewellery – Jewelry!
Whenever my father tried to renovate; repair windows with putty, little fingers followed – I was a crafter from way back!
Sorry dad! You had to re apply everything twice – maybe even three times!
I’d follow and watch dad making, fixing, building, growing, nurturing everything!
On a sunny day in South Australia, my puppy, Sage barked continuously for the first time since we welcomed each other into our lives.
‘Sage-ee, Sage-ee, quite’ and out through the backdoor of my home, I found myself in front of the obnoxious weed tree that I refused to pull out of the ground when it first appeared because I wanted a native tree in that spot!
The weed had grown into a lush strong tree – plant, shading the left side of the sunroom and yard, perfect for the intense Australian sunshine.
I looked up into the tree and couldn’t see what the puppy was barking at, with his; ‘its there, its in there’ bulging human like eyes expression…