Art Brokerage: Vangelis Andriotakis Greek Artist: b. 1953. Vangelis Andriotakis was born in 1953 in Greece, on the island of Crete. He was the first born son in a family consisting of four siblings, forty cousins and a multitude of aunts and uncles. From his first encounter with oil paints at a very early age, his journey through art could fill many novels. The first paintings by Vangelis were of the whitewashed buildings and azure blue seas of his native Greece that were sold to the island’s tourists. As his skills advanced, Vangelis studied the old masters and developed his technique based on their timeless tradition of quality and attention to detail. Tired of painting to suit the commercial tourist trade, Vangelis turned to his love of the female form for inspiration. His wife and muse, Ioanna, is a familiar figure from this era. After moving to the United States, Vangelis began to explore nature. What followed is destined to become the most prolific and exemplary collection of floral works on canvas the art world has ever seen. Natural exposure expresses the intangible emotional concept of flowers. Brilliant displays of spiritual and symbolic significance create a dramatic testament to the surreal beauty of nature. Flowers are unfolded in heroic terms, oversized and isolated in the painting and explored for their design and structure, not strictly as botanical specimens. Listings wanted.