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 waves kissing the shore gave me a sensational and full of memories inspiration to create my collection of work called ‘’The sea of life’
My working process: As a true Mediterranean, my style is very expressionistic, and I prefer to work in oils mostly because of its amazing lifelike warm colours. Sometimes I like to work in mixed media, acrylics and oils together.
My personal challenge: As the call of the sea is strong and I very often feel an urge to spend time within sight or sound of the water ( you can imagine how I felt when we lived in Ethiopia for 2 years at 2200mtrs above sea level), my personal challenge is to create scenes that evoke feelings and emotions; as if I am there on that beach where I grew up, where I can still feel my toes walking on the warm sand and where sometimes the wind brushes my face as I ran against it.
For me the sea symbolises life and the boat is the means to this journey of life. It is the symbol of time, happiness, sadness, dreams and often our guide to the infinite. It is the energy that surrounds us.