Beatrice Athanas, realistic painter of european landscapes, was born in Germany
and has traveled and lived in Europe, South America and the Caribbean.
She is a graduate at Helene-Lange Lycee in Hamburg which was instrumental in introducing
her to the arts and foreign languages.
She came to the United States in 1971, and continued her arts education through studio
classes at Crealde Art School in Winter Park, Fl, oil painting instruction from noted New York
artist Gregg Kreutz, the late Ralph L. Bagley of Winter Park, her friend and mentor for many years,
the late Clayton Martindale of Orlando, plus various workshops with contemporary American masters.
The inspiration for her paintings come from her many travels, special moments from her past
and present, scenes from her childhood, experiences from her days in private aviation.
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:
a group showing at Orlando Museum of Art, Fl
Agora Gallery in New York
Avalon Gallery, Orlando, FL
Permanent Collection of Depot Museum, Lake Wales
Kouzzina Restaurant, Disney's Boardwalk, FL
Solo exhibit at University Club, Winter Park
Solo exhibit at Leu Gardens, Florida
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' Show 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:
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
2010 2nd Place Winner, Winter Garden Art Festival,
2010 Purchase Award, Apopka City Hall
2010 2nd Place Winner, National League of American Pen Women
Oil Painters of America,
National League of American Pen Women,
Artists’ League of Orange County,
Lake Wales Art League,
Women Painters of America
American Society of Aviation Artists
Spring exhibits 2013 to be announced