Mere steps away from the Daytrippers office is the art gallery Riflemaker where director VIRGINIA DAMTSA might be found cavorting with global art collectors or educating a class of university students about contemporary visual art. When you meet Virginia she oozes a cool charm mixed with wisdom, sophistication and a surprisingly genuine kindness that can be a rarity in the fine art world. Perhaps no one in London can rival her expertly trained eye for art and ballerina looks. We Are Daytrippers was lucky to receive a brief interview from the half-French-half-Greek-turned-Londoner goddess:
The Daytrippers Team: Did you have a role model or mentor as a child?
Virginia Damtsa: My parents were only 17 years old when they had me so I had to be responsible for myself from a very young age and become my own mentor.
The Daytrippers Team: Do you currently have a role model or mentor?
Virginia Damtsa: I am interested in successful business women and men stories and especially what propelled them to become successful.
The Daytrippers Team: What is your creative talent and how did you cultivate it?
Virginia Damtsa: I work with artists; create exhibitions, enable private commissions, special projects, collaborations and sell their work.
The Daytrippers Team: Would you share a challenge in your life and how you overcame it?
Virginia Damtsa: Life is full of challenges so my strength lies in hope, belief, hard work and perspective.
The Daytrippers Team: What motivates or inspires you to be creative?
Virginia Damtsa: Being creative is not something you become, it is something you intrinsically are. The way I think, feel and believe is through images.
The Daytrippers Team: Do you have any advice you might want to share to children who may be facing difficulties?
Virginia Damtsa: Have hope and belief and make every day exciting by trying to learn or do something new or good.
The Daytrippers Team: Thank you Virginia. xx
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