Oil on paper. 42 x 59.4cm
My name is Katrina Ginis, and I am visual artist of Greek descent currently residing in Melbourne. My maternal heritage is Peloponnesian, and my paternal family are from Mytilene but originally from Asia Minor. Painting, drawing and the visual arts in their many and varied manifestations have been a source of fascination and an integral part of my identity for as long as I can remember. My personal aesthetic is predominantly figurative and representational, and my practice largely centres around painting and drawing. I work in media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, and pastel. I regard my creative practice as a means of self-expression which enables me to engage with and explore the beauty and complexity of existence. My creative work is informed by my cultural heritage and my research as a scholar of Psychology. I find great inspiration in Greek art, iconography, history, philosophy, literature, and mythology.