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Sophie G Trudeau and me prof. photos fce613f7-bcdd-4feb-a29d-e432d2628536Katerina Mertikas along with Koyman Galleries presented to Mrs. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, an original Mertikas painting, “A Canal like no Other”, during a ceremony for Healthy Kids Awards March 2016

For the last 23 years, painting impressionist and naive art has been the real joy in my life after my family.  When I wake up each morning I can’t wait to start on a new painting or finish one on the go. Painting brings me joy not only because I truly love to paint, but also because owners of my artwork all seem to love the blend of colours and the feeling of youthful freedom they get from my style of art.  I truly feel blessed to have found a talent with which I can both happily fill my time and delight my customers.

So enjoy browsing through my online gallery and I hope that one catches your interest.  My original artwork is currently on sale through retailers  found in the ‘where to buy’ section.  Prints of some of my best impressionist artworks are available at Koyman Galleries, please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions.


One of Katerina’s paintings ” Honouring my Father”, was painted on October 22, 2014 after the attack in Ottawa at the War Memorial where Nathan Cirillo, the corporal standing guard that fateful day, was shot dead.

Out of her heart’s urging this painting was created, and it was featured on the front page of The Ottawa Citizen newspaper on November 1st, 2014. The article went on to explain the meaning of the painting, and announced that with Koyman Galleries, and with the Ottawa mayor’s support, limited editions are being sold and raising funds for Nathans son Marcus Cirillo’s trust fund. To read more, visit The Ottawa Citizen article.

The original painting hangs in the mayors boardroom and an embellished print hangs in Ottawas city hall for all to view. –


“Honouring my Father”

Thanks for visiting my site,

Katerina Mertikas

“Her highly stylized art leaves one with a smile…”



Visit the galleries in the Where to Buy section to see what paintings are available.


Katerina Mertikas is a self-taught artist who was born in Tripoli, Greece. She and her family (Patrinos) immigrated to Canada in 1960; first to Montreal and then to Ottawa. Her two daughters were originally the inspiration of her work, and now she happily depicts her grandchildren in her works with a renewed energy of watching them grow. She had her first show in Ville Saint Laurent in 1989 and has been showing ever since. Painting spontaneously, in bright, bold acrylic paint, she captures what she feels and what her memory retains. Her paintings are mainly of children having fun, playing games or participating in sporting events in a naïve style. Katerina classifies her own work as naïve expressionism, trying to convey to the world the message of love, peace, innocence, and friendship. Katerina explains: “I love vivid colours. I love the feeling the painting creates within me—especially when depicting children in all their joys and excitement. I try to capture the special, happy moments in our daily lives on every canvas I paint.” Katerina’s work has been selected by UNICEF and the Canadian Lung Association for cards, stamps, and calendars to help raise funds for their charities. She has also been honoured with a “Women of Distinction” award in the arts category in 1999 and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, whose patron is Prince Philip of Edinburgh.


Visit the galleries to see what paintings are available

Koyman Galleries

1771 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
(613) 746-0416

Donna Child Fine Art

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (416) 620-0500

Chase Art Gallery

Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada
Phone: (514) 426-3700

Shayne Gallery

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: (514) 739-1701

Stephen Lowe Art Gallery

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: (403) 261-1602

Artym Gallery

British Columbia, Canada
Phone: (250) 342-7566



high res 2024 ravensburger puzzle Canadian city lights (1)NEW! 2024 art puzzle Canadian City Lights by Ravensburger Puzzles

Children’s book written by Loukia Zigoumis and illustrated by Katerina Mertikas ” Together Apart- Life During the Coronavirus $14.95 – Proceeds to Cheo and Kids Help Phone.
high res 2022 36x60 pink winter skies KoymansCome meet Katerina in Calgary November 17 5o 19th at Stephen Lowe Art Gallery.

Rogers' Chocolates Christmas advent calendar 2022NEW 2022 Christmas Advent calendar.. 1800-663-2220 to order yours

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Magic Winter new Christmas Advent calendar by Rogers’ Chocolates LT

Katerina has been selected as lead artist for Ottawa Heart Institute Art Tile project! to be installed on ceiling in the cardiac unit
 book unveiling mayor and me and plaqueunnamedStumptcraft Wooden puzzle now available of Katerina’s Hockey painting.

This Is How We Roll
2018 Christmas Advent Calendar from Rogers Chocolates
book unveiling mayor and me and plaqueunnamedBook Unveiling We Stand on Guard illustrated by Katerina Mertikas/author Menna Glyn Andrews at Ottawa City Hall with the mayor.  Books can be ordered through and Amazon.
book official cover pageBook Launch Coming Up “We stand on guard” Children’s book coming out soon details coming
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UNITED WAY Community Award Builder
Katerina Mertikas OTTAWA
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Published March 21, 2013 Ottawa EMC News
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Street Hockey NEW – Canadian Embassy in France official 2013 Christmas card


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