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Bente Keller

Bente was born and raised in Denmark and lives on Alonnisos since 1995 with her husband Elias and son Jason. Her career as a painter started at an art school in Denmark in 1979 and continued at an art gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece. After that she returned to Copenhagen where I worked and studied for many years finishing a degree at the University of Copenhagen in Human Physiology and Greek Philology. In that period I also visited Greece for extended intervals, where I further developed my talents as a painter.

When she moved to Alonnisos painting became her main occupation, combined with running an art gallery, "Gallery 5" in the old village. The light and colours of Alonnisos are her main source of inspiration, and are expressed in watercolours and pastels of different sizes which are mainly created during the winter months.