In 2003 Athena took a leap of faith and began painting full time after staying up all night one evening to paint a portrait of her mother that inspired her to find her way back to creating on canvass.
Since then Athena has represented herself from her appointment only , word of mouth, studio/gallery in Vancouver BC.
Her signature soft focus finishes resonate in her diverse body of work of ethereal earthy, tree, and watery landscapes that sit among her popular little bird series.
Athena’s equine and dog portraits have also attracted an adoring fan base that appreciate the depth of her ability to create beautiful hyper real images that portray and capture animal expression with the deftness of realism.
Dedicated to giving, Athena has supported several charities such as Arts Umbrella, BC Cancer Foundation, True Patriot Love Foundation, Unicef Artists Unite, Pals School for Autism, Taste The World, Create Change Foundation, BC SPCA, and many other non-profit organizations in the past decade.
Athena’s work is collected in numerous private and corporate collections, including Canaccord Capital, Fiore Financial Corp., Boffo Developments, Bossa Developments, Cliff Lede Winery, and former President Bill Clinton.