Growing up in New Orleans, Koutroulis was always fascinated by the artists in the French Quarter and could have spent hours wandering along Jackson Square, watching them paint or draw. Many years have passed since that time, but the inspiration found during those early years has remained.
Two of her paintings were in the Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) Juried Membership Exhibition2013, one of which was awarded Honorable Mention She was also awarded Honorable Mention at the Lone Star Art Guild Convention and Art Exhibition 2012, in addition to numerous ribbons at local league shows.
Koutroulis believes in getting involved. She is currently the Show Chairperson for the Tomball Art League. She is also an active member of the VAA Publicity Committee and Programs Committee.
Koutroulis resides in Spring, TX, along with her brother and her cats.