Matina was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Canada; the influences of the old and new world have always been present. These influences have inspired her to create images that bridge the gap between tradition and technology, photography and painting.
Formally trained in fine art and photography, she graduated from the Ontario College of Art, and studied in Florence, Italy for her third year, the year abroad played an important role in making the decision of her creative future lay in the field of the decorative arts.
Working as a professional artist and designer, in both Canada and Italy, her career spans 20 years. I’ve been employed in the fields of textile and wall covering design, interior decorating, photography, animation, faux finishing, mural painting, screen printing and fine art publishing.