A young self-taught painter navigates life one brushstroke at a time. In “Strokes” we meet Lydia, a 25- year-old oil painter living in the rural area of Paiania in Athens, who loves painting the female form and despises being told what she is supposed to do. Not formally trained, Lydia did not pursue a higher education unlike most of her peers. We spend a weekend with her at her art studio, which she shares with childhood friends Sia and Rhea, who reflect on Lydia’s growth as an artist as well as on their own life choices regarding formal education systems. Lydia rejects society's unrealistic and arbitrary expectations of her, as a woman, as an artist, as a living person. The principle she lives by “making art for the sake of art, and the sake of art alone.