Nefeli was born in Larnaca in 1983. She grew up in an artistic environment with her father Petros Ptohopoulos and siblings being accomplished artists, whose paintings are displayed among other places in eleven National Galleries as well. ‘My father inspired and guided me, but my innate love for Art was always in me’, says the young artist.
Nefeli studied at the Fine Art Academy at the Aristotelian University of Salonica, a city which she loved dearly and which determined her artistic identity. ‘My father and the studies in Salonica were instrumental in shaping my course in Art, but I believe that while an artist is still alive he continues to learn, develop, improve and change.’