Jump for Joy


Where are you from? Where do you live? What is your work?
born in vancouver.. parents born in greece.. my work is my art-painting

What inspires you to want to jump for joy?
Accomplishment! being able to make the idea/dream/fear become real..

What was your experience like doing the jumping photos? How did you feel?
I felt like i was in dance class again.. but free to feel awkward and my age..the experience was not ordinary.. thank you Eyoalha.

What inspires you in life?
Time…how fast it moves. Nature. She get everything right. My thoughts.. and seeing if i can paint them or find the words to write them…

What is/are your greatest passion(s) in life? Why?
Love.. it seems to be that way for me..the human kind is the most rewarding..also the most revealing of our nature. So, yes.. love .. and its many hats..

What is your driving force in life? Why?
Can i say its me? and fear? i’ve always had to dig deep to stay focused on achieving what felt right. putting in the hours days and years to finally understand that i’ll never get it right.. the result is that doing what i love for a living is the driving force..

What is your philosophy in life?
“Everything happens for a reason”

If you could do anything in the world, what would it be? Why? And are you presently working towards making it happen? Why or why not?
I’m going to assume its something other than painting? i’d be a surgeon..it appeals to my perfectionist side and my love of people side… no.. not studying.. next life maybe. 🙂

What work/art/projects are you working on? 
I’m working on a project called “MyArtYourHeart” its where i collaborate on photo’s provided by the client and i’m trusted to transform them into something special.. hopefullly – stay tuned for another project called “Project Baby Bird” – centring around BC Womens Hospital and the future NICU – the next AthenaBax Studio project is called “Dream Machine” my first mixed media show.. ( in progress ) athenabax.com can get you more info or in touch with me..

Mini bio, interesting facts about you or something special you want to share.
I’m self taught painter that spent 6 years designing entertainment software – i spent 12 years in the makeup industry – 7 of those teaching between LA and NYC. i had a dance scholarship at 12.. i’ve had the same birthday cake from the same bakery every year since my 1st birthday – my favourite month is October i love popcorn and i wish i could fly.. and scuba dive..and i think i’m claustrophobic.. but seriously.. i’m just so grateful.