Nopi Pantelidou, Thessaloniki Member Since March 2012 Artist Statement Nopi Pantelidou was born in Greece, and grew up in Thessaloniki. She studied graphic design. As a young child she showed artistic inclinations, and so her parents encouraged her to cultivate her talent by enrolling her in art lessons at the YMCA when she was ten years old. She has been drawing ever since, enchanted by the creations of great artists but also the illustrations of children's books. Inspired by nature, vivid colours and all those things that make her feel beautiful, she designs and creates unique compositions. She has been running her own graphic art studio for several years, and simultaneously, she paints and illustrates children’s books. She has illustrated and published three children’s books in Greece.