Mary Karavos describes her practice as Fine Art Paper Collage. Her artistic foundation began in painting, drawing and sculpture, but she attributes her time spent in Florence, Italy for influencing the unique artistic expression of her current practice. Karavos has created her own art form using only torn pieces of the finest imported papers made in Japan, Nepal, Korea and specialty papers. As she further describes her practice:
“I am inspired by the process of exploration and spontaneity. Layering piece by piece, the depth and detail continue to surprise. The natural world and music are also an endless source of inspiration.”
Karavos has been honoured with the “prix du jury” at the Societe’ National des Beaux Arts, founded in 1862, at the Carousel du Louvre, Paris, and received the bronze medal from the Arts-Science-Lettres Academy of Paris. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally in Monaco, France, Italy, the United States and has been included in several editions of the Affordable Art Fair in New York, London, Singapore and Amsterdam.