He studied at the League Art of New York, in New York.
Vatanidis is an artist whose work conveys an atmosphere of tranquility; a quality that has been so prevalent in the painting of past centuries.
He communicates a sense of warmth alongside a poetic atmosphere. His work has exceptionally strong visual appeal, expressed through warm colours. His compositions like that of Paper trail are carefully balanced and executed with great painting skills.
The art critic Haris Kampourides comments on Vatanides work:
'There is little doubt that Vatanidis knows exactly how to charm the viewer, by rendering his figures with a fluid plasticity, and communicating strong narrative themes…
One cannot immediately say whether the journey of understanding, has its departure point the colour, the execution, or the theme. I have taken that journey many times'.
Vatanidis has presented his work in many group and solo exhibitions in Greece and Cyprus. His works can be found in numerous public and private collections in Greece and abroad.