Pastra Maria

 She was born in Athens where she lives and works up till today. She initially studied Chemistry at the Department of Physics and Maths of the University of Patras and worked for twenty four years as an executive, mostly in the petroleum business. At the same time, she followed her passion and dream and studied art.

 From 1999 to 2001, she followed group lessons with Daniil Spyropoulos in the College of Athens. From 2001 to 2006, she followed painting lessons with Giorgos Rorris in art spaces “Apopsi” and “Simio” in Athens. In 2006 she was accepted to the Athens School of Fine Arts where she studied painting with professor Triantafyllos Patraskidis, fresco, icon painting and encaustic painting with professor Pavlos Samios.

 Since 2012, she has been working exclusively as a painter. She has participated in group painting exhibitions and various other artistic events. At the same time, she is writing articles. Her work can be found in private as well as public collections. She mostly uses oil, acrylic, pastels and crayons for her works.

In 2022 she had her first solo exhibition titled A History State at Technohoros art gallery – Athens.