Irene Georgopoulou

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Irene Georgopoulou

United States

Irene Georgopoulou was born in 1964. Since becoming a full-time artist in 2009 she has won several awards and her work has been published in art books and magazines, most notably: Poets and Artists Magazine, Hyperrealism Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Pastel Journal, and a series of “Strokes of Genius” books. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, of International Guild of Realism and has achieved Master Circle Status with International Association of Pastel Societies. 

Irene paints realistic still lifes and portraits in pastel. Her work focuses on still lifes and portraits. She loves transforming common objects into luminous still life paintings. Her exploration of the evocative expressive power of the details that she captures in her artworks brings the notion of realistic painting to a new level of significance engaging the viewers into a multilayered visual experience. Her composition and overall aesthetic as well as her bold use of color give her work a modern vibe and contemporary flavor. She also finds portraiture fascinating and tries to create a certain emotional content with her work. 

 Her work was juried into art shows such as IGOR, IAPS and PSWC and she was among the finalists in many art competitions. Some of them are the 14th Annual ARC Salon, International Artist Magazine Competition, Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence, Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition, Pastel100 and Richeson75. 

She has participated in numerous exhibitions in USA, Italy, France, China, Greece and Turkey. Irene’s art is in many private collections worldwide.

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