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My name is Kristos Raftopoulos, I was born in 1988 and I live in Penticton, British Columbia. I have discovered drawing and painting while I was high school. After high school I took up painting lessons and painted with oil paint, painting landscapes, flowers, wildlife. I have dabbled and experimented with other media, I have discovered that watercolour and charcoal are my media of choice.
I paint on location with a group of artists and I can say that being out with nature is a great teacher. You grasp that sense of space, connecting with nature at a deeper level. I paint to recapture the subject with an emotional response, capturing energy and movement in my works.
I am fortunate to live in a community with so many creative people; it is a beautiful thing. I work at the Dragon's Den where I am exposed to many art products and my creativity grows and evolves. I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, displaying work around the South Okanagan with other F.C.A members.