Artistically Inclined

by Loukia Zigoumis

Loukia Zigoumis, daughter of local artist Katerina Mertikas, recently sat down with her mom to find out the latest scoop about her busy art life, including a new partnership with Hallmark.

What has been the biggest accomplishment so far in your art career?

My biggest accomplishment professionally has been the acceptance and exhibition of my works at fine art galleries across Canada. This makes me especially proud, since I am a self-taught artist.

When did you decide you wanted to be a professional artist?

I always dreamt of becoming an artist so I was constantly drawing and painting in my spare time, even when I was a child. Finally, with the encouragement of my best friend, I built up the courage to take my paintings to local art galleries on Sussex Drive and in St. Laurent Shopping Centre. They purchased the paintings right away, and the rest, as they say, is history.