I'm Virginia Diakakis and i am an Athens based illustrator, printmaker and amateur folklorist.
The Greener Pastures is my art brand.
My work is inspired by nature, symbolism, myths and folklore of Greece and the world.
Since my inspiration comes from many different sources, the result is an eclectic assortment that encompasses wildlife animals, Greek goddesses, folk motifs, celestial bodies, mystical symbols and more
I work with traditional and digital mediums and my big love is linocut printing.
I am also Sophia's mom, my cat's servant and my dog's best friend.
I love life's irony and a quirky sense of humour.
Born and raised in Athens, Virginia studied graphic design in Greece and subsequently moved to Florence, where she studied in the Fine Arts Academy.