"It can be the sun setting or rising... a leaf of a tree against the wind...a child laughing or an adult shedding a tear.
I would say, life inspires me because it is so precious that I just want to hold on to moments forever."
Born in England, Nasia Houvarda was raised in Greece and today splits her time between Greece and Canada. In 2001 a car accident became a life-changing experience which made Nasia discover her artistic side.
“A car accident left me with extreme burn injuries on my body, but at the same time extreme determination to survive. While struggling to find ways to use my injured hands again, and with my mother’s help and guidance, I challenged myself with embroidery, mosaic and painting. I have been painting ever since my injuries and although creating was hurting me physically, it was the only thing that soothed me mentally and helped me go through most of my dark moments when life was hard and the pain unbearable. I am a self-taught artist with a passion to bring life to blank canvases, using my emotions and love for nature.
Trees fascinate me for all the similarities they share with humans. On some of my paintings, you will find materials like real bark or pieces of wood to represent life, and metal pieces to represent strength. My humble burning desire is to share my passion for life; my love for the world and my optimism for the future.”
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist