Georgia Kourleti

 

Born in Mikromani, a picturesque village of the Peloponnese in Greece, Georgia Kourleti was a nurse and midwife when she emigrated to Canada in the sixties. In the 1970's, she began to develop her artistic talents and was an artist in the second part of her life. In addition to fine arts courses that she took at Dawson College, the Saidye Bronfman Center, the Ville St-Laurent Center and the town of Mount-Royal art program, she also studied with renowned artist, Paul Soulikias. Her mediums are varied, watercolours, oils and most recently icon painting particularly in the Byzantine style. Whatever medium, her sense of colour is very vivid and attractive. she paints a variety of themes and in many different styles from naif to modern. She has exhibited at the Hellenic community of Montreal, the town of Mount-Royal and elsewhere. Her paintings are found in many private collections.