Beatrice Athanas, realistic painter of european landscapes, was born in Germany
and has traveled and lived in Europe, South America and islands in the Caribbean.
She is a graduate at Helene-Lange Lycee in Hamburg which was instrumental in introducing
her to the arts and foreign languages.
When she immigrated to America and settled in Florida, she was introduced to a new life.
She met pilots, "barn stormer" who shared their love for airplanes and she learned to fly also.
She followed her dream of becoming a professional artist in 1984, studying art and taking various
master classes in France, also from New York artist Gregg Kreutz, and Ralph L. Bagley, who became
her friend and mentor.
She decided to bring her art to the community; for the past 18 years she participates in art shows and
exhibits all over Florida.
As of January 2013 she teaches oil painting classes for Crealde, school of art, in Winter Park at the
Jesse Brock Community Center in Winter Garden.
The inspiration for her paintings come from her many travels,
special moments from her past and present, scenes from her childhood.
Her work is versatile in style and subject matter. Her passion for her art shows in the use of vibrant colors,
various brush stroke techniques and the light that reflects her mood towards the subject.
Beatrice's many exhibitions include:
Solo Exhibit at the Deltona Center for the Arts, Fl
Solo Exhibit at the University Club, Winter Park, Fl
Solo exhibit at Leu Gardens, Florida
Group showing at Orlando Museum of Art, Fl
Agora Gallery in New York
Avalon Gallery, Orlando, FL
Permanent Collection in the Depot Museum, Lake Wales
Permanent Collection in the Kouzzina Restaurant, Disney's Boardwalk, FL
Duo Exhibit at Wayne Densch Theatre, Sanford, Fl
Casselberry Art House, Casselberry, Fl.....
Her art was featured and on the cover of Sunshine Artists' Magazine,
The American Art Collector, Alcove Books and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
Beatrice has shown her work at many prestigious art shows including the
Masters' Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World,
the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Mount Dora Festival of the Arts,
Artigras, Ocala Art Festival......
Beatrice has received many honors and awards in recognition of her art.
The latest are:
2013 Award of Excellence at the Osceola Art Festival
2013 Award of Merit at the Spacecoast Art Festival
2013 3rd Place Women in the Arts Members Exhibit
2013 Award of Honor Artists Registry Members exhibit
2013 2nd Place Helen Aufford Award, Lake Wales
2013 Best of Show Winter Garden in Bloom Exhibit, City Hall
2012 2nd Place, Winter Garden Art Festival
2011 Best of Show, Winter Garden Art Festival
2011 Helen Aufford Award, Lake Wales Depot Museum,
2011 Award of Merit, Lake Wales Art Festival
2011 Award of Honor, Apopka Women's Club Art Festival
2011 2nd Place Winner , Casselberry Art House, ALOC juried members show
2010 Two Purchase Awards, Disney's Festival at the Masters
2010 Award of Commendation, Lake Mary-Heathrow Art Festival
Oil Painters of America, OPA
National League of American Pen Women, NLAPW
Artists' League of Orange County, ALOC
American Society of Aviation Artists
Women in the Arts
Women Painters of America
Fall exhibits 2014 to be announced