Art Studio News – January 2022

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

We start the first month of the year with some fresh, creative and, of course, artsy ideas to get you going!

We hope that all of you had a great and enjoyable holiday season and may your new year start full of positive energy and good spirit!

Our new year’s resolution is to continue to provide our readers with positive art news through these online  newsletters, share them around and of course spread creativity around as at this point, to quote James Baldwin: “The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.”

As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

It must be spring…

Meeting a  local  artist…KATTYA Glavina!

Full of energy and passionate about art, Kattya Glavina, is a native Colombian Jewelry Designer and Painter who grew up in an artistic environment. She has extensive experience within the visual world in the USA and Europe. She always has more works of Art in progress which is how she likes it. Her philosophy about life is that our visions become artistic expressions of who we truly are.

Today she considers herself a Visionary Artist and resides in the breath-taking island of Cyprus where she has expanded her creative mind through several group and solo exhibitions as well as her ‘Intuitive Tree Art Readings’ which she uniquely created. She has also been featured in dozens of magazines, websites and other platforms.

Kattya has the passionate heart of an artist. Her artwork is a harmonious balance of elements seen and unseen. While her art is mainly of a monochromatic palate, it expresses her inner world with an interaction of lines, forms, textures and rhythm. She mainly favors silver and gold leaf with heavy acrylics as well as adding  her own sculpturing technique to give dimension to her paintings.

Art for this painter is a dose of imagination, knowledge, a sense of exploration and recognition of belonging, much like a declaration of awareness.

To view more on Kattya’s art works check out below:

FB @Kattya Glavina’s Art

Instagram @KattyaGlavina

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
Albert Einstein

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Catching fireworks!
… Finding your creative path

There is a point in a creative person’s life where inspiration or the creative process may reach in a dead-end or as we say, have a ‘writer’s block’ which does not necessarily involve only writers; it may happen to any creative mind: songwriters, visual artists, performers, choreographers, storytellers, you name it.  When this happens, the creative mind or person, often doesn’t know where to turn to in order to overcome this situation and find inspiration again. Well, here is where Catching Fireworks fits in!

I was so thrilled when I first heard of Deborah Henry Pollard and I was looking forward to talking to her. As an artist, I was very fascinated to hear about her creative coaching and was interested to know more about it. Deborah Henry Pollard is a creative coach, trained and accredited by Performance Coach Training Ltd and Relational Dynamics 1st.  She had set up Catching Fireworks® to coach creative people from all over the world, including Cyprus while her vast experiences through her life and the world of art involving books, films, art, music, theatre led her to use her skills to support creative people.

Deborah has worked with English National Opera, Siobhan Davies Dance, Society of West End Theatre, Chester Gateway Theatre, Oxford Concert Party, Chester Literature Festival, Studio Voltaire.

Apart from her coaching sessions, Deborah has also written and published a few books to help creative people in different ways. Her book ‘What is your excuse for not succeeding as an artist?for instance, is an excellent start in order to overcome excuses, explore, reflect and nurture the creative potential in order to succeed.

Her passion for her work has also led her to have regular coaching sessions herself and go on coaching retreats to enhance her skills, learn new techniques and continue to develop professionally and personally.

To learn more about Deborah’s creative coaching and Catching Fireworks, as well as about her books and all related information, check out the information below:

instagram @fireworksdhp

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Art Studio News – December 2021

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

It all started a year ago December 2020, the birth of the ‘Art Studio News’ newsletter; the idea to provide positive art news, keeping the good vides going as well as bringing people together through the arts.

Through this year, every monthly edition has been unique and special, aiming to provide something different each time. The section ‘Meeting a local Artist’ has been a treasure to learn and to get to know different talented artists. Their unique style and creative mind has offered the opportunity not only to learn about their art but also provided a source of inspiration in many ways.

To all the artists who have been involved in the newsletter in their own way, thank you for your support. Keep creating as art is the ‘food for the soul’. 

To all the readers of the newsletter, thank you for keeping reading it, sharing it and for your positive feedback. You have all been a driven force to keep it alive and going. It would not have existed without your support.

May your upcoming holidays be inspiring, creative and special.  As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Meeting a  local  artist…LOUKIA MAVROMOUSTAKI!

Thirsty for life and creativity, Loukia Mavromoustaki is a self-taught artist who never gives up learning!  Loukia’s passion for the arts started in 1994 when she first took Ikebana lessons. This Japanese art of flower arrangements has been an inspiration as well as a spiritual process which brought her closer to nature. Nature and human creativity are brought together into one!

Loukia always loved walks in nature and Ikebana brought her even closer to nature by getting to know the texture and the feeling of various flowers as well as the seasons when they are in bloom. 

She discovered that by creating, it filled her heart with joy and peace and that influenced her into wanting to explore and learn more about arts and crafts. This also led her to start taking painting classes from a well-established, prominent artist and teacher. She took art classes for 7 years (1996-2002) while during that time she participated in a couple of group exhibitions.

Painting helped her to notice the different colors in nature and even more! Loukia started painting landscapes and particularly themes involving the sea as she grew up next to it.

Parallel to painting, she started doing dried flower arrangements and handcraft creations. In 2000-2001, she organized her own handcraft exhibitions. Her unique creations have been admired by many as she keeps them authentic with natural materials.

What makes her art special is the process and the love she puts into each one of her creations that connects her with the viewer through nature with its colors and elements.

To view more on Loukia’s art creations, check out below information

Instagram:           @loukia_creations
Mobile number: 99 485 069

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
Albert Einstein

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Pick & choose & MORE

Group exhibition by the ‘Art without Borders’ group members / Art Studio 55, Limassol / 7pm-9 pm,  17-19 Dec 2021

‘The parallel project’  – group exhibition / The Gallery 45, 45 St. Andrew Street, Limassol /  until 22 Dec. 2021

8th Ceramic Art Exhibition /  Group exhibition / December 17-19 / Prozak coffee shop, Nicosia / Tel: 22-104244

Women in architecture / Exhibition examines the history of the presence of women in the profession of architecture in Germany and Cyprus over the last 100 years / 7 December 2021– 5 February 2022 / Goethe-Institut Cyprus, Nicosia / Opening night: 7pm. Wednesday-Friday: 2pm-7pm. Saturday: 10am-2pm / Tel: 22-674606


As the newsletter is celebrating one year, we offer a give-away gift!

Get into a draw

and win this wonderful small painting, a unique gift for the holidays! 

DM Kiara for participation. Last date to get into the draw 30/12/21.

The winner will be contacted in person for details.

Wishing everyone well over the holiday season – stay warm and stay safe!

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Art Studio News – November 2021

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

November is here and made its appearance with the first light rain of the season.  A moment of fresh joy that the season will finally change to a ‘cooler’ fresh air and a scent of Fall will come along but it did not last long. While many of us are craving for some cooler weather, the window displays seem to have started getting ready for the Christmas season, already putting together Christmas scenes and goodies. Christmas chocolates and sweets appear to be all over the grocery stores, creating a big temptation for the ‘sweet tooth’ ones.  Nevertheless, whether you are ready or not for the upcoming holiday season, we try to keep your creative art spirit up!  Some exciting events are coming up next!

So, as always let your creativity flow and drive you to exciting outcomes! As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Among the Guto Ajayu Culture Art Anthology III

Very excited to be part of the Guto Ajayu Culture project with their  Art Anthology part III, a book  representing over 200 artists from around the world and which was presented at the Fine Arts Circle Madrid-Casa Europa (CBA) last month.

The book will also be part of the Spanish National Library in Madrid!

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
~ Albert Einstein


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Meeting A LOCAL  artist… Kelly Norman

Living in a village outside Limassol with her Cypriot husband and 3 children Kelly paints most days in her home studio. She holds art workshops for children and has coordinated community Art Projects. She has had 4 solo shows in Limassol and Nicosia and has participated in several group shows in Cyprus, UK and Bulgaria.

Currently Kelly has had a drawing selected for the upcoming The Lido Store Open Exhibition in Margate, UK, opening on December 1, 2021.

In September 2021 she had a painting selected for 2021 RA Summer Show in London. In June 2021 her new painting series on newsprint was selected for The London Paint Cub International Open Call, ‘TOGETHER THROUGH PAINTING’. In March 2021 her work was selected for the First Newsprint Open Call at The Three Works Gallery UK. Also in 2021, she participated in the online Turps  Banana Correspondence Course End of Year Show,  ‘In Absentia’ at the online platform

Her current work continues to explore the topographical landscape but in a more abstracted form.

“They are not conventional representations of rocks or cliffs or the sea; they are landscape-informed semi-abstract pieces. I use a wide range of materials including oil paint, oil pastels, oil sticks, charcoal and ink. I draw most days in and outside my studio. These drawings are simultaneously representational and abstract, static and dynamic. The drawings communicate tactile qualities embedded in the landscape exploring mark making and texture. I find during this research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. “

You can follow  Kelly and her artworks and projects at:

Instagram: @artistkellynorman



Art can be a means for self expression, a personal satisfaction, a way of living, a source of income but also Art can mean solidarity; a way to support one another and a way to bond a community.

‘Kids for Kids’ art exhibition was born from our children’s love for art and our wish for them to learn the importance of hard work and helping others.

The exhibition will be held at Exhibit 8 Gallery at Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Themistokleous, on 27 & 28 November from 15:00-20:00 hrs and it’s open to all ages!

Part of the proceeds of sales will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Some of the sponsors include Cablenet, Kean, Christis Charalambides, Eurogate, Associated Agencies Ltd, Laiko Cosmos, CXC Toys.

Pick & choose and MORE


Kids for Kids Art Exhibition / Exhibit 8, Limassol / 27-28 November 2021

The Makers Space Christmas Market, Tala, Paphos / 27-28 November 2021

Larnaca Biennale continues until 26 November 2021

Valentinos Charalambous Exhibition /Apothikes Papadaki, Limassol / 10 Nov —11 December 2021

Take me, I’m yours / Kelly Norman / Open Studio / 5-6 December, 10am-7pm / Eleftherias 1, PENTAKOMO, Limassol / 99 904 710

Pop up Art for Christmas / House of the Latins, Omirou Street, Nicosia / 11 -12 Dec. 2021

Did you know that

‘The Ballet Class’, By Edgar Degas was an imaginary scene in a rehearsal room in the old Paris Opéra?

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Art Studio News – October 2021

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm 


Dear Friends,

The month of October appears to be a good month for hands-on and materializing art shows, exhibitions and all sorts of artful, creative presentations. After a long summer on the island and with September getting back on track, October opens up to be the realization point if you like, for many beautiful exhibitions! So, if you are ‘thirsty’ for some art events, keep on reading and there are some exciting news coming up for you to enjoy and to motivate your creative spirit!

So, as always let your creativity flow and drive you to exciting outcomes. As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Among the Guto Ajayu Culture Art Anthology

Guto Ajayu Culture presents the Art Anthology part III, a book presentation including about 200 artists from around the world. The book which was presented on the Fine Arts Circle Madrid-Casa Europa (CBA) this month will also be part of the Spanish National library in Madrid. I would like to thank them for being part of this prestigious project!

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
~ Albert Einstein


Looking for a unique gift? Stop by and check out the ARTernative bags
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while still available!

Andrea Kalvou 1 &
Ayias Phylaxeous, 3085,


Meeting A LOCAL  artist…


Marina’s work explores issues of time, life and memory.

She creates engaging artworks in a distinct semi-abstract style inspired mostly by water and the marine environment. With the sound of crashing sea waves and the hot feeling of sand under bare feet, Marina Emphietzi’s story starts in Famagusta, Cyprus. Her family’s childhood home built along the scenic coastline, she spent most of her days by the beach. It is here that she came to know the limitless freedom of the Ocean.

Surrounded by the vivid landscapes of Cyprus, art came naturally to Marina. Her heart’s desire was to study art, although she would pursue a successful career in hotel management and marketing before finally achieving her life-long dream. She has studied at the prestigious schools of Central St. Martins and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS).

She lost her home in the trauma of war. The ocean and its waters, full of life and possibility, are a part of her most joyful memories. They are from which she draws inspiration from in her work and why her pieces have the power to evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and freedom.

A world traveler, Marina has called many places home. The man-made beaches of Dubai, the crowded markets of Ethiopia, and now, the grey skies of London, U.K., each brings their own colour palette to Marina’s current work. Created with robust energy, her paintings have playful textures and a distinct style.

They bring to surface lost memories of being near water, the sound of rumbling waves, the feeling of a warm breeze across skin. A metaphor of the transient human experience, her artwork suggests we flow through the journey of life, ever-changing and free.

To view more on Marina’s Artworks check out:
instagram: @marina.emphietzi


Pick & choose and MORE


‘CONVERSATIONS’ /  exhibit8gallery, Limassol / submission deadline 27 Oct 21. // 25212171


LARNACA BIENNALE  /  opening 13 October 21—26 November 21

Art Studio 55, Limassol / 23-26 October 21 &  30 Oct. – 2 Nov.21

… The Soul of the Artist exhibition is an open theme Art Exhibition where artists from different styles and a variety of mediums, are invited to showcase their unique artwork  /

EKATE / Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts 11, Peonos Street, Nicosia

… Sea+Earth / Marina Emphietzi and Celia Potoudis Macpherson /25 October –5 Nov. 2021  /

Cornaro Art Institute, Limassol / 29 October 2021

… ICSAH Exhibition Human Mobility through the ages /


A good art book is equal to good company for the artists in addition to a good source of inspiration for anyone who wants to explore their creative side.

So, if you are looking to expand your artistic curiosity, then here are 2 books suggested to you:

To explore colours:

… 600 Watercolour Mixes  ~  Sharon Finmark

… 500 Acrylic Mixes  ~  Sharon Finmark

If you are looking for portraits then a good book is:

… Drawing Masterclass Portraits  ~  Carole Massey

Finally, if you like to explore techniques then a good start is:

… Terry’s Greatest Tips for Acrylic and Watercolour Artists  ~  Terry Harrison


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Art Studio News – September 2021

Staying in touch with art – by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

Getting back on track from Summer to Autumn can be something to look forward to! Having a fresh start, back to the studio or your kitchen table, outdoor space or wherever your creative spot is and materializing creative ideas in any art form that you enjoy working on can be a very exciting feeling.

Autumn in the island can be inspiring in itself with it’s more bearable temperatures, beautiful sunrise and sunset colors and sunlight.

So, let your creativity flow and motivation to drive you to an exciting outcome! As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

‘Waiting for the Sun’ series paintings gone virtual!

The virtual exhibition called “Beauty of Nature” organized by the Bougie Art Gallery in Canada is still on! Three of the paintings from the series ‘Waiting for the sun” are part of this amazing, international exhibition!

If you did not have the chance to check it out yet, you can do so by clicking on  the link below to view the exhibition for free!

artsteps | Beauty of Nature


This month we are excited to introduce the artist Irini Klokkari who is originally from Athienou, Larnaca. Irini has obtained a BA in Interior Design and an MA in Interdisciplinary Design.

She has created her own studio space, the ‘Klokkari Design Studio in her birth place Athienou, Larnaca, where she mainly focuses on character illustration. Her inspiration is mostly coming from the Cyprus traditions as it is so rich and has much to offer where each person perceives it in their own way.

According to Irini, the roots, history, culture and civilization are part of what makes us unique, thus we have to respect and appreciate it.   Through her modern design and style Irini has created characters which are presented on different items in order to offer a special moment to each person, may this be anniversaries, weddings or baptisms.

Her characters collection includes traditional folklore art of Cypriot ladies and men, bakers, embroiders, Greek gods and goddesses as well as other characters from the Greek mythology.

Apart from the traditional illustration of the various folklore characters, Irini is also involved in the illustration of beloved ones, creating humoristic portraits to offer a unique gift to any home environment.

You can check out Irini’s collection of illustrations and characters at her on-line shop on Facebook at Klokkari Design Studio.

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
~ Albert Einstein


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Pick & choose events


After;noon / project

Social Awareness Project / Nicosia

S:A Project is calling for Artists and Creators that could exhibit artwork or projects based on Social Awareness such as equality, diversity, nature, activism and any other sector that could be included.

You don’t have to be a professional/established artist to submit your application.

Deadline for Applications: 30th of September 2021

For further information check out the FB @ After;noon / project or


‘VENICE IN CYPRUS’– CVAR FOUNDATION/ On Line Photo exhibition / on going until 28/9

‘YOU NEED MORE’ -ART STUDIO 55 — Art exhibition by Katerina Mashir  — tel. 99 382 388

24/ 9 – 7 to 11pm and 25/9 – 4 to 8pm.


NICOSIA BOOK FEST / 9 and 10 October / Acropolis Park, Nicosia / free entrance / safepass required

For further information:

LARNACA BIENNALE  /  opening 13 October 21—26 November 21

Did you know that?

The largest horse statue in the world, the Zizkov Monument,

is in Prague – 9 metres tall.

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Setting the record straight – again

It has been brought to my attention that incorrect information was posted sometime in March 2021 as part of a newsletter. I thought I would make a new post to correct things.

Originally I stated:

Way back in 2006/7 two pioneers from Cambridge in England, living in Cyprus, teamed up and started Open Studios CY. They were David Lester (RIP) and Sue Harding, and they used the Cambridge formula to run the local open studios. The 2007 event kicked off with a grand opening at Tekni Art which, at the time, was run by Nic Costa. It was a roaring success and we loved every minute of the next three years.

Apparently, what I should have said was:

The setting up of Open Studios CY in Paphos in 2006 was an idea originally promoted by Sue Harding who had taken part in such events in the UK.  She suggested the idea to Nic Costa who, at the time, was running the Tekni Art School in Paphos. He was keen on the idea and together they worked to make it a reality. In due course others came on board not only as participants, but also as helpers and organisers. Most notable amongst these were Mary Beth Trotter and Grietje Goedkoop. (Edit: Nic Costa)

I then went on to say: After some time had passed, Sue Harding was fully replaced by Nic Costa and this situation stayed in place until the AGM in December 2011 when no volunteers came forward to continue the work.

Open Studios CY went into hibernation where it still remains although the entire framework and platform no longer exist.

I apologise for any misunderstandings in the original post. However, that is now all history as it was replaced by:

In January 2016 Cyprus Open Studios (COS) was birthed but also due to lack of continued support and COVID19, closed its doors in 2020.

The website and the Facebook page still exist and all COS past participants are still listed under the heading of ARCHIVE on the website: – you can still contact them.

The COS Facebook page features a monthly newsletter produced by Kiara Timm, an artists who lives and works in Limassol, Cyprus. She would appreciate your support with news and images of happenings on the art scene in Cyprus. Please see the previous blog post for her contact information.

I trust that this will clarify things.

Maria Etheridge – founder of COS

Art Studio News – August 2021

Staying in touch with art – by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

Are you getting ready for summer holidays? August breeze, month of the summer vacations, relaxation or artist‟s procrastination? Whatever it is, it’s time to recharge batteries and get ready for Autumn.

With most days at 35 ْC+ it is often a challenge to be creative. So, if you are an artist and experiencing “a funny mood‟, boredom or disappointment because of the heat or whatever other reason, here is a suggestion for you…

As art is often a state of mind directly connected to our emotions, then use these emotions and transform them onto
your canvas for a positive outcome. Use your emotions and convert them into a beautiful and colourful palette to create something amazing and unique. The end result can be stunning! Converting an unpleasant feeling into a positive result may not be easy or always successful; however, you could give it a thought and try it out.

Stay cool, stay creative and enjoy your reading!

‘Waiting for the Sun’ series paintings gone virtual!

Very excited to announce that 3 of the paintings from this series where accepted and went on a virtual
exhibition called “Beauty of Nature” organized by the Bougie Art Gallery in Canada!
Check out the link below to view the exhibition for free!
artsteps | Beauty of Nature


Julie Menelaou is a visual artist born in London, UK but has been living for many years in Limassol, Cyprus. Julie studied Art & Design at Amersham Art College (1982-84) City & Guilds Royal Academy of Interior Design London.

Captivated by the human figure and facial expressions, her art works explore different aspects of human life, expression and the impact of the society around it. Her, “Miniature Muses‟ are part of her latest art works where these collective portraits were inspired by the Victorian miniatures from the late 18th Century as tokens of friendship and love that were captured in the miniature paintings. Amorous gazes or hands of the person mentioned in the painting and then framed in a locket or a broach or hairpin as part of the jewels.

Julie began this collective portrait study by using observations of friends and family. Painted in oil and bespoke frames found from off-cuts of ornate and contemporary styled wood.

Julie has participated in various solo and group exhibitions on the island of Cyprus as well as in the United Kingdom.
To view more on Julie‟s artwork, check out the below website:

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
~ Albert Einstein


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Want to combine art and pleasure? Do you enjoy the sea? Then here is a one of a kind museum that was just inaugurated this month.

The Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa or M.U.S.A.N. is the latest installation of the reef artist Jason deCaires Taylor. The museum is built in the marine protected area, Pernera and the site was selected by the Cyprus Government to underline its protected status.

With more than 130 figural and botanical sculptures just off the Eastern coast of Cyprus, the underwater site is designed to tell a story to the visitors. The Underwater Museum was a project that started around 2013, and the aim is to improve the artificial reef and to increase its biodiversity. Furthermore, the idea is to create a unique underwater landmark that will attract diving tourism and promote it globally.

It’s the first underwater museum in the Mediterranean!
Just a few images:

Enjoy your summer holidays!!!

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Art Studio News  –  July 2021  –  by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

Materializing ideas or even starting to create something new is not always easy. Writers often get the ‘writer’s block’, and the same can happen to artists. There are times that the creative flow gets into a dead-end and does not really ‘flow.’

I often get the question: ’Where do you get your inspiration from?’ I have to stop and think before I can give an answer… It can be from anything really. From a walk to the coast, site seeing, travels, reading a book and often from listening to music. If this does not help, at times I go to a DYI shop. While most people go there to get their tools and supplies to fix their gardens and homes, I go there to stare at tools and supplies to get inspired for art ideas and on how to apply a tool into some new and exciting art technique.

At the end of the day, I take the ‘risk’ to invest in a funny brush or so in order to play around at home on my canvas like a little child. Well, this creative process usually happens around summer time for some reason. So, summer time can be the time to explore creative art ideas and getting ready for Autumn.

As always, enjoy your reading, stay cool from the heat,  keep your positive vibes and stay in touch with us!

‘Waiting for the Sun’ series is now done!

Started this past year, a series of 10 small paintings with the theme of sunsets and sunrises, as every day is special and unique! DM for details.

Meeting a local  artist… MARINA POLYCARPOU ‘CHRYSAVGI’!

Born in the Congo, Africa, Marina was inspired by the images of nature, the colors and different animal species where she started to draw enormous trees and various kinds of flowers with black pencils giving to her creations shades of dark and light.

Once back in her parents’ motherland, Cyprus in the 80s, she used any camera she could lay her hands on until she got a professional one to capture all sorts of flowers, plants and amazing sunsets. Her photography was also expanded into bringing to life logs of trees that resemble birds, waves of the Mediterranean sea that looked like melted gold, leaves, wild nature and moments of her various travels in Europe.

In 2015, together with 5 other artist and a landscaper, they brought to life the colorful and so inspiring exhibition “Blossom”. Marina exhibited a vibrant and versatile series of her photographs of Cyprus’ wildflowers, giving a very special touch to the exhibition, complemented with real plants added by the landscaper.  Marina’s photos with their crisp colors and details take the viewer into the beautiful world of nature with its wonders.

In 2017, Marina participated with her photography and part of the Blossom group in Norway.

Marina keeps her Instagram by the name of “Chrysavgi” which is also the name of her mother figure, who inspired her to be always herself: her grandmother. With her smart phone or camera, she shares her unique images that she captures into her Instagram account.

To view Marina’s work, check out her  Instagram:  @chrysavgi17

Creativity is contagious, pass it on! ~ Albert Einstein


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Located on the way to Cape Greco, the 20.000 square metres sculpture park together with the adjoining cactus park offer an interesting setting for a walk with beautiful panoramic views and benches along the way to sit and enjoy the art pieces.

The sculpture park consists of a large collection of art works by over 50 artists from around the world together with local artists who have participated in the annual Sculpture Symposium held by Ayia Napa Municipality some time ago. The expansion of the collection is an ongoing project that is continually being added to and in 2015, artists from around the world created their sculptures on-site over a period of three weeks, turning the park into an open-air workshop.

The park is hosting an amazing variety of sculptures with themes influenced from mythology to nature and beyond.

The park is open all year around and it is free entrance. 

Tip: Given that the park is mostly exposed to the sun, it can be very hot during summertime thus it is suggested to pick a cool hour of the day to visit the site.

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Did you know… ?

It took 12 years for Leonardo da Vinci to paint the Mona Lisa’s lips only!

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Art Studio News – June 2021 – by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

With June already stepping its footsteps, summer is officially here! Time for some summer breeze, summer vibes together with some exciting summer art news! In this month’s edition, we would like to share street art news, projects and more! Time for some outdoors activities and action.

During this time, enjoy the sunny days and charge your ‘creative batteries’ and mind with new ideas and projects in order to get your inspiration going. If you are looking to combine holiday time together with some ‘art get-away’ time, we have some interesting information for you to check out.

As always, enjoy your reading, keep your positive summer vibes and stay in touch with us!

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Humanitarian, multi talented artist inspired by everyday social challenges is this month’s edition dedicated to Mathieu Devavry.

Mathieu’s art has no boundaries. Working mostly as a street artist, he has worked with homeless people, children with autism, refugees and more. His art embraces everyone, while his source of inspiration is mostly driven by contemporary social issues such as recycling, wars, refugees and overall how humanity has been detached from society.

In 2017, together with the French school in Nicosia, he worked on a book with 11 year-old children and 2 refugees in order to address the issue of ‘Exile.’

In the past years, he has been working on different mural projects. While his art involves abstract/expressionistic style, he also likes to collect what he calls ‘garbage’ by the sea, involving pieces of driftwood and any natural waste which then he turns them into sculptures and installations.

Currently together with “Inner Space” an art group, he is involved in a European project including workshops with children and people who lost their sight addressing the themes on peace, justice and corruption. The project is in collaboration with the Municipality of Strovolos and the NGO called CARDET.

For more details on Mathieu’s work, you can check out below:

FB page: Mathieu Devavry

Instagram: @devavry


Creativity is contagious, pass it on! ~ Albert Einstein



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The artistic group “Inner Space” was created in 2019 to discover different ways of communication through the contribution of creation – art.

The group is aiming at continuous artistic activities – social interaction, hoping to spark new paths for the human kind.

Linking street art and education, the team deals with murals/graffiti murals, creating educational projects based on the combination of arts and the correlation of knowledge and experience. Through the creation of murals, artists express central social issues, always having a direct interaction with the world.

Through workshops, Inner Space promotes the idea of an alternative way of learning, emphasizing collaboration, interaction, experimentation and discussion.

So far, Inner Space has collaborated with the Municipality of Nicosia, the Community Council of Lythrodonta, the French Cypriot School, the French Institute, Pallouriotissa High School, Faneromeni School and many other entities.

To get more details about INNERSPACE and their projects check out below site




Papadaki, tel. 25367700 / on-going until 26/6



 Tel.  99 382 388  –   25-27/6



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Art Studio News – May 2021 – by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

May is here with its warm sunny days preparing us for the summer together with a feeling of optimism. Personally, walking to the beach after the recent lockdown was a liberating feeling with a sense of freedom; a freedom which tingles all the body and leaves a wonderful sensation of being alive. I could fill my nostrils and lungs with a fresh and salty sea breeze without worrying about restrictions.  A stress-free feeling from messages and constrains on time movements.

I wish to all of you to be able to experience this sensation of freedom where it drives you to create wonderful things and feeling contented.

At this point, I would like to share with you a recent art work which is dedicated to this concept: ‘Freedom.’

Enjoy your reading and keep your free spirit alive!

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Meeting a  local  artist…KATJA TONJA!

This month is dedicated to a special artist who finds inspiration in our island with its light and colors: Meet Katja Tonja!

Many years ago, at an exhibition, an artist whose painting she was admiring told her: color is everything…

It’s almost entirely her mantra. Moving to Cyprus made it possible to explore that assertion. The island, she says, “is astonishing! Seasons are bright; light and colour intense. The abundance of sunshine reveals the prettiest yellows, purples, blues and greens of spring and then the colors turn to gold in summer. This truly is an artist’s heaven!”

There is almost no subject or art form that she wouldn’t pursue. She uses acrylics and multimedia.  New methods, subjects and techniques interest her. From time to time she throws her energy into portraiture only to find abstracts, landscapes and still life winding their way in. Art is an evolving and liberating activity. This island, with its rich history, mythology and colorful folklore, is a constant inspiration for Katja.

Katja participated in Cyprus Open Studios and numerous exhibitions in Cyprus, UK, Belgium and Dubai. She is presently a member of Makers Space Studios in Tala, Paphos. There, she shares space and ideas with a group of very enthusiastic and talented  painters, ceramicists, fabric designers and glass artists.

Website: http://www.KatjaTonjaArt,com

Facebook: Katja Tonja, Katja Tonja Art

Instagram: #Katja Tonja, #Katja Tonja Art


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Founded in 2007, Pegasus Art Foundation is a non-profit institution aiming to show the work of artists to a greater audience, getting in touch with galleries abroad and to showcasing in various Art events and Art fairs locally and abroad.

The Foundation seeks to cover all areas in Arts, such as Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Cinematography and Choreography / Movement and to offer new dimensions and different opportunities to artists of all fields.

Further, among the principles of the foundation is to provide a modern platform of collaboration among artists and to support contemporary art.

Since its establishment, Pegasus Art Foundation has successfully organized numerous innovating proposals, installations, seminars, exhibitions, international artists’ presentations while it has also supported other cultural institutions on the island.

In 2020, Pegasus Art Foundation began its collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Institution ‘Vienna QuartiereArtistico’, in order to promote the collaboration between Austrian and Cypriot artists from all Art areas including Music, Theatre, Cinematography and other.

Situated on Heroes Square, Limassol, Cyprus.

Did you know that Kim Dong Yoo created this portrait of Albert Einstein with tiny Marilyn Monroe portraits?

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!” ~ Albert Einstein

If are looking to chill out on the sofa with a nice glass of wine or a cup of tea, watching a good art related movie, here are some suggestions for you:

  • ‘Loving Vincent (2017) directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman
  • ‘‘Woman in gold’ (2015) directed by Simon Curtis
  • Modigliani’ (2007) directed by Mick Davis
  • ‘El Greco’ (2007) directed by Dimitris SIatopoulos
  • ‘Frida’, (2002) directed by Julie Taymor

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