Summer Cocktail and what inspired my return to relief artwork on wood

This bold, bright and colourful artwork marks a return to my creating mixed media relief artwork on wood. Following a break of about two years, during which I researched and explored other techniques and a variety of painting skills and media I was -quite unexpectedly- inspired by some ceramic sculptural plant pots.

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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”