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Paul Foropoulos is a Greek artist born on the tiny, beautiful island of Samos, Greece. Today, he and his wife divide their time between their home in Clearwater, Florida, and Samos, Greece. Not only does he paint, but he is also a sculptor, he designs jewelry, and he teaches art classes in his own fine art studio classroom.
Paul is an avid scuba diver and loves to paint the extraordinary underwater views he sees while diving. His large underwater oil paintings mesmerize the viewer with a mix of bold and subtle colors depicting the rich variety of sea life enchantingly illuminated by sunlight filtered through water. Paul’s subject matter is not limited to underwater scenes. He exuberantly wields his brushes, knives, and oil paints to create vibrant, colorful contemporary, urban, figurative, seascape, and landscape paintings.
My wife and I met Paul Foropoulos and his wife, Dina, when we traveled to Greece last year with another couple. Paul kindly made arrangements for us to stay on his home-island of Samos. It’s a quiet, enchanting island devoid of crowds of tourists. As we dined on fabulous Greek food, we learned of Paul’s remarkable journey to become an artist. It’s a journey that took him from his quaint island home of Samos, to the big city of Athens, and then to Lebanon and beyond. Today, I’m glad to have the privilege of sharing with you Paul Foropoulos’ inspirational story of painting along life’s path.
Mentioned in this episode:
Paul Foropoulos https://www.paulforopoulos.com
Paul Foropoulos Studios of Fine Art Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Foropoulos-Studios-of-Fine-Arts-1588090254786178/
Paul Foropoulos Studios of Fine Art on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/foropoulosstudiosoffinearts/
Vianna Szabo’s Website: https://www.viannaszabo.com/
Vianna Szabo’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ViannaSzabo
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