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. Continue reading “Artwork: A Minoan Offering”

Patras Carnival 2019

The Patras Carnival is the largest event of its kind in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe. Giant decorated cars, carts and coaches, and colourful papier-mâché figures fill the city streets for a full weekend of street parades and parties. Continue reading “Patras Carnival 2019”

I hand-painted my coffee table

I’d been meaning to do this for some time but, as always, finding the time to do things for yourself is always a challenge! This is a coffee table I had had custom made years ago from my own design. For a long while, I had left the wood natural. Continue reading “I hand-painted my coffee table”

My Journey and Inspiration into Relief Artwork using Pyrography

For my next post I had wanted to write about my rug, or rather wall hanging, ‘Agas’ as a follow-on from my previous post. But to properly do so I really need to go back to the beginning when I first began learning pyrography relief artwork. Continue reading “My Journey and Inspiration into Relief Artwork using Pyrography”

How Gaudi’s mosaics inspired my Barcelona Sun design

Gaudi’s colorful, whimsical and fantastical designs and decorations – in particular his mosaic surface decorations- have long been a favorite of mine providing me with tons of inspiration. Continue reading “How Gaudi’s mosaics inspired my Barcelona Sun design”