Constantinos Valaes was born in Athens of Greece in 1957.
He studied hagiography (the art of painting icons) and painting by professors of the School of Fine Arts.
His restless artistic spirit led him to continue his training by acquiring state diploma in silverwork and metal-sculpturing.
The artist is a member of the prestigious Chamber of Fine Arts and has been honored with a gold medal from the «UNESCO Arts, Literature & Science of Greece” for his contribution to art, in which he served as Vice President and Head of Public Relations for two years. He was also the vice president of the ‘Folklore Museum of “Finiki” in Epirus.
His artwork has been presented in several personal and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and is being exhibited in private collections and public areas all over the world.
Using bronze, silver and gold, this Greek artist manages to create unique sculptures inspired by the ancient Greek belief that the olive tree is a priceless gift to mankind. Symbol of peace, prosperity, protection and fertility. Divine gift. Tree of good connected to rebirth and light. Symbol of victory, immortality, euphoria, preservation and life. Symbol of Athletics, Culture, Environment and the Athlete.