Illustrator Aspasia Tsihlakis Arvanitis
New England artist Aspasia Tsihlakis Arvanitis was born to a Greek-American family in Springfield, Massachusetts.
From adolescence on, Aspasia had a strong inclination for painting and was attracted by the works of the Renaissance Masters. Her earliest training in oil painting took place during evening classes at Springfield Putnam High School in the early 1970s. She subsequently attended painting classes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield and won a Humanities Award for Excellence in Fine Arts Painting at Springfield Technical Community College. She has taken private lessons in pastel and oil painting in Agawam, Massachusetts, and took a specialized course in Florida to learn the oil painting techniques of the Renaissance Masters.
Aspasia enjoys experimenting with new techniques and styles in oil and pastel painting.
Now in private collections in Europe and the United States, her compositions include portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still life, abstract and surrealistic paintings. Aspasia’s favorite artistic subject matter is water reflection.