At different stages of my life, painting
beckoned and invited me to venture into its
magical world without boundaries.
My source of inspiration is silence... the
Universe. The Universe speaks to me by
means of silence.
Throughout my work, occurs an encounter
with feminine energy that embraces me,
nourishes me and guides me.
Colours flow and emanate freely from within.
To paint is a process of meditation, a space in
time that is infinitely free where I surrender,
play and build my work.
Today I open myself to be able to share the
experiences that flow from the depths of
my being. We are channels of the Universe... children, women, men, groups and multitudes that are all interconnected, experiencing this dream, this dance with its diverse dimensions.
Color and light invite us to feel them and
discover their illuminating power, their
All my work is an invitation to let ourselves
flow, to awaken our conscience and move
beyond the structure of the mind, to make
contact with our feelings and travel in the
direction of our divine essence. An invitation
to transcend from this illusory adventure into
one more conscious of the fulfillment and
infinity of the spirit.
The techniques that I have been using are
mostly spontaneous, where my principal guide is what I feel, what arises and orients me during the creative process. My curiosity has also opened paths for me through experimenting with different procedures.
I have experienced by painting on various
sizes and surfaces, such as papyrus, different
kinds of textiles, wood or acrylic panels,
seeking fragments of the mystery that hides
behind each work.
My creations are made using different
mediums, such as acrylic paint, pastel, oils,
and with them I use different instruments to
apply the material, which may be brushes,
spatulas, pieces of cloth or sponges, even my
hands, which for a long time were my only
I work with acrylics to prepare the surface and then enjoy the attributes of oil paint to venture into the world that reveals itself before my eyes. I develop an artifice with the successive layers that I need to give my limitless scenarios their depth and consistency. The line of the pencil mark on these surfaces liberates my strokes and permits me to unite the universes of my work in their diversity of dimensions.
Daphne Anastassiou Mustakis is a
visionary, transformational artist,
author, and instructor of personal
evolution and enlightenment. Her
work speaks to the intuition and
the intellect, inviting people of all
backgrounds to release limiting
beliefs and to trust in our creative
potential as a key to enjoying a
happy, fulfilling life.
ARTIST OF INNER ENLIGHTENMENT
Born in Viña del Mar, Chile, into a Greek
family with strong bonds to the artistic world,
Daphne’s first artistic expressions go back
to her childhood working at her mother’s
atelier with enamels over metal and different
techniques with acids. Since childhood, art
has been an inspiration for Daphne’s own
development of her inner light.
As an adult, she experimented with
ceramics before turning to painting in 1991.
It has been her main passion since 2006. In
2009, she launched her first solo exhibition,
entitled “Agapi ” (Greek for “divine love”),
in Santiago, Chile. From 2014 on, her work
in sculpture added another dimension to
her growing mastery of artistic expression.
Daphne’s art has been exhibited in
London, Paris, New York, Madrid, Buenos
Aires, Shanghai and Athens, and is held in
private collections around the world. Today,
Daphne is represented by Galerie Colette
Dubois in Paris, following solo exhibitions
in 2011, 2013 and 2016.
Daphne’s dynamic, fluid compositions
evoke the free, joyous expression of our
true essence as humans: LOVE.
AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR OF PERSONAL
Daphne’s higher education began at colleges
in England and Greece, and finished at
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
where she earned a degree in psychology.
For decades, she worked professionally in
the business world in the development of
human potential for respected international
organizations and in her own private
practice. Her most requested workshops
are creativity, leadership, self-empowerment
and emotional wellness.
In her innovative book Somos Amor
(We Are Love), published in 2000, and in
workshops based upon concepts from the
book, she shares insights and expertise
gathered during 40 years of professional
experience and self-exploration.
Her expanding talents in visual and written
expression have been enriched by a deep
understanding of the complexities of human
nature. Today, she presents a unique synthesis
of catalysts for personal enlightenment. Her
goal is to help us all to expand and evolve
our inner awareness beyond fears, doubts
As she says, “Colors flow and emanate
freely from within. We are channels of the
Daphne lives and works in Santiago, Chile.
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