Nasia Houvarda

“My humble burning desire is to share through my art passion for life, love for the world and my optimism for the future."

Love Can Melt Stones - Pastel drawing 25 x 35 cm

"I found out about my artistic character in 2001 when 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, 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 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 canvasses using my emotions and love for nature. Trees fascinate me for all the similarities they share with humans. In most of my paintings, you will find materials like real bark or pieces of wood to represent life, and metal pieces to represent strength.”

Nasia has been exhibiting since 2005 and is a member of the North Greece Artists Association. Her works can be found in private collections in Europe, the United States and North America.



"Nasia Houvarda’s works display impressive attention to detail and the labor that goes into the works is quickly evident. The subject matter of her drawings, paintings, and mixed media works is varied; details found in nature, everyday scenes, still life, portraits and abstractions. The unifying element across this diverse library of themes seems to be the eloquent way in which her creative eye sees and frames her subjects into balanced compositions. Although self-taught, Nasia manages to naturally envisage the traditional balance techniques. Our gaze flows across each image and effortlessly guided by color and brushstroke we take in the entire oeuvre.

Her diverse practice is a testament to an artist that is not afraid to experiment with new materials, nevertheless, it seems that Nasia quickly finds her unique way to work with each media and make it truly an inherent part of her creative vocabulary." - Circle Foundation for the Arts, Director

Rusting Together - Pastel drawing 20 x 30 cm
Shipwreck Illusion - Pastel drawing 13 x 13 cm
Door to Prosperity - Pastel drawing 25 x 35 cm
My Inukshuk - Pastel drawing 11.4 x 7.9 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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