Mary Vlachioti was born in Volos, Greece, a place whose exquisite topography and vibrant culture has served as medium for her expression.
Her artwork, treated with oil, is formed with skill, handled with sensitivity, and marked with her use of powerful shades bearing the vivid stamp of Impressionism.
The Hellenic light dominates her scenes, as doors open to tomorrow’s optimism and to earth’s daily miracle; a miracle uncovered as your glance unfolds upon the sights, and is liberated through the intensity.
Studying Vlachioti’s paintings, one is not only seduced by the irresistible charm of the Hellenic landscape, but also by the shades of the earth palette used; occasionally, yet powerfully disrupted by spurts of crimson red in such a way so as to exile the fear of death.
To best approach her artwork, one must allow themselves to experience the discreet charm, the alluring tenderness and the ethereal joy that the artist felt at the time of their creation.
Mary Vlachioti studied three years at the Académie De La Grande Chaumière De Paris, France (Open workshops for artistic studies). During her ten year stay in Paris, she took part in several collective exhibitions sponsored by Hellenic Cultural Centre.
1st solo exhibition in Volos, Greece (1978).
2nd solo exhibition at the Gallery “E-M” in Volos, Greece (1984).
3rd solo exhibition at Kifissia’s Cultural Centre, Greece (1988).
4th solo exhibition at «Horos» art Space in Kifissia, Greece (May 2001).
5th solo exhibition at “Spirer” exhibition Hall, sponsored by the municipality of Volos (May 2004).
Last personal exhibition at the Hatzigianneio Cultural Centre sponsored by the Municipality of Larissa, Greece in October 2008.
Over the last years she has participated in group exhibitions at «Art Space» Gallery in Santorini, Greece and “EVRIDIKI” Gallery in Lechonia, Greece.