Art is the freedom of expressing feelings that come from within!

Marina

Art is everywhere

My work explores issues of time, life and memory. Through painting I channel life experiences to create works of art.

I grew up in a house by the sea in Famagusta, Cyprus, a home I lost in the trauma of war, and, although I didn’t set out to produce art about anything specific, as my portfolio developed over the years I realised that the pleasure and energy I was getting from painting was when I focused on waterboatsbeaches, marinaswet stones and rocks, subjects emanating from childhood memories of my early life by the sea.  Using strong tonal forms and a vivid colour palette my paintings are visual representations of conversations and inner feelings.  Infused in time and space they act as a reminder of what has happened in the past. These moments become pathways for understanding the connections we share as humans with each other and with the natural world that surrounds us.

A glance into my life.

Who am I ? Why art ? These are both good questions… How long do you have ?

My Gallery

My work explores issues of time, life and memory. Through painting I channel life experiences to create works of art.

My blog

“Whatever works”

Whatever works’ is more than the name of a Woody Allen movie. Almost everyone has heard about J.M.W. Turner getting himself strapped to a ship's mast and taken out to sea in a wild storm. It was the need for "authentic fear." Cases of artists painting naked just prior...

The ‘Sea of life’

The ‘Sea of life' My inspiration: If I could change the world, I would paint the sea blue! I live on the island of Cyprus. As a child I grew up in a house on a sandy beach in Famagusta. The sea was always present and the ‘flisvos’ which in Greek means the noise of the...