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.

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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. – 

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“Honouring my Father”

Thanks for visiting my site,

Katerina Mertikas

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

 

GALLERY

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

BIOGRAPHY

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.

WHERE TO BUY

Visit the galleries to see what paintings are available

Koyman Galleries

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

Artworld Fine Art

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

 

Chase Art Gallery

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

Daffodil Gallery

Edmonton ,AB
info@daffodilgallery.ca

Diana Paul Galleries

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: (403) 262-9947

Rouge Gallery

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone: (306) 955-8882

Brights Gallery

Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (705) 770-5929

Shayne Gallery

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

JMR Art Gallery

Unit One & Two
9 Main/Charles Street
Bayfield, Ontario, Canada.
(519) 565-2213

Hampton Galleries

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Phone: (250) 374-2400

Artym Gallery

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

Rendez Vouz Art Gallery

Vancouver B.C.
 Phone: 604-687-7466

 

EVENTS

 

book official cover page

 

 

Book Launch Coming Up “We stand on guard” Children’s book coming out soon details coming

 

 

 

 

 

 24 sussex mrs. harper and me at fireplace march 6  2015

 

 

 Tea at 24 Sussex Dr. with Mrs. Laureen Harper wife of Canadian Prime Minister   

 

 

 

 

 

 

24x30 canadian love affair for NICU montreal

 

 

Email me for private or group lessons, kmertikas@gmail.com

 

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Katerina with her painting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and his son.  She is selling copies to support the Cirillo trust fund.  Click here to read the Ottawa Citizen article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTV Guest appearance by Katerina Mertikas. Click here to see Katerina on CTV News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

katerina pro parisLocal Artist Goes International. Click here for the Ottawa Community News profile about Katerina’s trip to Paris!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

paris exhibitArt Exhibit in Paris April 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNITED WAY Community Award Builder

Katerina Mertikas OTTAWA 

Click Here to see Katerina’s interview on CTV!

 

Artists talkMarch 13 & 14 2014 Art lessons for children 8 and up Wallacks Store, Bank Street, Sign up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art on cover with full article inside the guide.
PGOS_20130926_Final_012_01_I001_Content Latest Community News for Katerina click here
Published March 21, 2013 Ottawa EMC News
Click here to read the article.
NEW – Hallmark cards available soon!
Available everywhere hallmark cards are sold.
March 2013 Newsletter
Click here to view the newsletter.
NEW – 2013 UNICEF card
Available at IKEA, Pier 1 imports and UNICEF Canada.

Snow Day prints available at Koyman Galleries, benefiting Ottawa’s Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

 

 

Street Hockey NEW – Canadian Embassy in France official 2013 Christmas card

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