Hello everyone. I'm Panagiota Altanopoulou and I'm an Athens based freelance artist. I have graduated from the University of Athens, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication. I have been living in Athens for the past 8 years, where I also studied contemporary music and acting.
The summer of '16, after a very intense period of anxiety and panic attacks, I decided to delete social media and turn to drawing as a way to express and set my suppressed emotions free. This was the best summer of my life.
I started sketching and writing, and day by day, as I felt better and better, I realised I have discovered a part of myself that I never knew and believed existed. After a few months of creations, I decided to give Instagram a try and post my art as a way to share what new I've learnt.
The last 3 years, the Instagram community of artists as well as creatives and sensitives all around the world has been incredible. I connected with so many amazing people with fascinating minds and pure gold hearts willing to be vulnerable and share their own stories online. That encouraged me to create more and share more and be more real towards me and them.
Today, I am so grateful to have created this little space of my own, where I can be absolutely free to share who I am and how I see the world.
I hope that you can also find a place of safety and relief in here as well as I did, and I would be more than happy to hear from you and listen to your thoughts and dreams or anything you would like to share really. :)
Let's dive in, shall we?
“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
― Leonardo da Vinci