The Wild Horses of Mount Ainos

UPDATE: While travel may be restricted, I have recently resorted to traveling through both time and space by revisiting past photos in my archive and re-editing as my skills and taste evolve and improve. The past couple of days I have been traveling back to 2017 and my trip to Kefalonia island where I went on an expedition to Mount Ainos in search of the elusive wild horses. My expectations were low, so I was in for a real treat when, to my surprise, I came across not one but 4 herds in 4 separate locations. The text below I left as is. 
Having originally written and posted this on 24th August, 2017  I'm reposting today merely with re-edited images. 
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The Greek Collection: Amalia

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on the lady in the background pictured below and which finally marks the definitive beginning of a whole series/collection I want to create, namely, The Greek Collection. Continue reading “The Greek Collection: Amalia”

Artwork: A Minoan Offering

The art of the ancient Minoan civilization has long held a deep fascination for me and so I present my latest artwork ‘A Minoan Offering‘, 91 x 91 cms, created using mixed media on wood with pyrograph, featuring a characteristic Minoan woman making a symbolic offering to the horse.

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The Evil Eye – Its Meaning, Colours and Design

In Greece where I live one of the most influential motifs is the Evil Eye, a symbol prevalent not only in Mediterranean cultures but one which is found in several other cultures and religions around the world. Continue reading “The Evil Eye – Its Meaning, Colours and Design”

‘The Gift’ – an illustration of Athena and Poseidon

My latest pyrography artwork, ‘The Gift’, (completed just before Christmas) was created in cooperation with children’s book author Mrs Yota Kotsauti at Ένα κείμενο, μία εικόνα to illustrate the story of the Greek gods Athena and Poseidon and the gift each of them gave to the Athenians competing for the city’s favor. It was a super opportunity for me as I’ve long wanted to try my hand -and imagination- at illustrating a story and in particular a subject which I love, Greek mythology!

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