Female Artists Cyprus

“Be inspired by imaginary works – communicate through art creations.”

Noelle Stevenson C&G (silk painting) June 5, 2010

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Euchan House Gallery, Sanquhar DG4 6LG

Tel: 01659 50224 – Email – noelle@euchangallery.wanadoo.co.uk

I am primarily a silk and textile artist, specialising in silk paintings and wallhangings, on fine pongee or habotai silk. I have also developed various techniques for working on velvet and fabrics, and I also paint in watercolour, and in the unusual medium of watercolour on silk paper.  In contrast, I produce a smaller number of acrylic paintings.

I was born in Lancashire, and moved to Singapore at the age of 19, where I studied silk painting and showed my work as a student at several ‘studio’ exhibitions.  I spent several years in Malta and was inspired by the brilliant light and colours of the landscape.  On returning to this country (UK), I settled in Dumfriesshire in the Euchan Glen, just outside Sanquhar, where I sold my work and held my first solo exhibition at the Xanadu Gallery, followed by annual exhibitions until the gallery closed in 1999.  After obtaining a City & Guilds in silkpainting, I opened my own gallery, The Euchan House Gallery, and began to exhibit there, and at many other venues.  I have held over 40 solo exhibitions and over 50 joint exhibitions. Six  of my solo exhibitions have been at the Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright, and 4 solo and 2 joint exhibitions have been held at the Chambers Gallery, Moffat.  Other venues include The Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, The Burnside Gallery, Arran, the Cat’s Moustache, Creetown, The Devorgilla Gallery, Dumfries, and many others. I am a member of DAGFAS , a  prestigious Fine Art Association,and my work has been accepted for their annual exhibitions every year from 1997-2009.  I have demonstrated silk painting at many exhibitions, and two of my silk paintings were purchased in 2009 by Dumfries & Galloway Infirmary, for their permanent collection.  I was co-founder of an Art Association, ‘Artists United’ – dedicated to bringing art to the public, and promoting its members’ work.

Forthcoming Exhibitions: ‘Cornucopia’ –(Joint Exhibition with another artist) The Cat’s Moustache Gallery, Creetown, May/June 2010. ‘Natural Images’ –(Solo Exhibition)  Threa ve Gardens, Castle Douglas,– July 2010.

Silk painting is an ancient art form which is enjoying a modern ‘renaissance’ with endless possibilities for experimentation and development.  By using different types of silk, each with its own quality and sheen, I let my imagination run free.  The paint and silk flow together without the use of ‘gutta’ lines to separate the colours, creating fluid, ethereal effects, whilst the use of ‘gutta’ results in vibrant designs in a decorative style.  Many of my paintings are impressions, ‘the spirit of place’ or become dreamscapes from imagination – mythology- ‘the other world’.  The fluid quality of a natural material, silk, enhances these ideas. I experiment with salt, ink,wax and shibori techniques, so that each painting is unique.  Colour is an important element of my work, and I use combinations of strong colours in addition to the softer tones associated with silk painting.  I am inspired by natural images, and find the interplay of paint with a natural substance fascinating and unpredictable.  I produce work in a variety of  subject matter, and my  works are ‘one-offs’ .I never make silk prints, cards or copies from my images, so that each piece of work remains original and unique.

I also work in watercolour, mainly flower studies, where the translucency of the petals can be expressed in this fluid medium, and I have recently begun to experiment with watercolour on silk paper, where the silk threads running through the paper form an integral part of the painting, and add texture to the finished work. I also produce a smaller number of works in the contrasting medium of acrylic, where the brilliant tones of the acrylic palette are used to striking effect.  The theme of all my paintings is the interpretation of natural elements, drawn from memory and imagination.  I seek to create a sense  of atmosphere in my landscapes, and experiment with innovative abstracts in all media.


The First Ever Female Artist Expo in Cyprus April 12, 2010

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On 3rd April in Paphos, a select number of female artists displayed their Art at the first ever Female Artist Expo. Interestingly, the participants were residents in Cyprus from Britain, Scotland, Romania, Slovakia, Holland, Germany and Russia, making the Expo not only unique for female artists, but cosmopolitan too. (more…)


Maria Etheridge April 5, 2010

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My name is Maria Etheridge and I paint under my maiden name of VOLSCHENK.

Although mainly self-taught over many years, I spent three years studying with Elli Lestas of Tala Village, an M.A. in Fine Art, who guided me in acquiring skills in drawing as well as the finer points of working with colour.

In 2007 I studied watercolour painting with John Booth, former Drawing Master and Head of Art at Eton College, in Citta di Castello in Tuscany and in 2008 I studied Impressionist oil painting with Jerry Fresia in Lenno on Lake Como in Italy. This I intend doing again in September of this year.

Creative Heritage is the name under which I traded in South Africa when I managed my own art gallery and framing business. It’s a name I am very fond of and reluctant to let go. I felt the need to reclaim that name, in order to launch my creations onto the world-wide web. See my website: www.creativeheritage.net “David’s Boots” in acrylic and “Sunset Dip” in watercolour have been selected by my agents in California for possible use by Sony Ericson in an upcoming advertising campaign.

I settled in Cyprus in 2001 together with my husband and two boxer dogs. We were intent on doing all the things for which there never was time while earning a crust. Together, we probably got to know this island better than its inhabitants, touring incessantly whenever we could find the time.

In 2006, Cyprus established an annual Open Studios event in which I participate enthusiastically. I also belong to an art group who meet once a week at our local club and we paint for the joy of it.

Recently, I have been elected Deputy Chairman for the Paphos Writers’ Group of which I have been a member since 2001. Through mutual support, we have published, as a group and individually, several books, short stories and articles. I partially illustrated the compendium of short stories, poetry and anecdotes published by the Paphos Writers’ Group, fully sponsored by the Leptos Group of Companies and sold in aid of three charities.

In 2007 I self-published a novel entitled Hannah – Woman in Red and can be obtained from Hearns Bookshop in Coral Bay, Amazon or directly by following this link: http://www.lulu.com/content/946253

My philosophy My paramount intent is to create, to enrich my life and those of others. This I do by staying in the moment … in the breath between the breaths.

A lot has been said about staying in the moment, but until you know that this moment is the only guarantee you have, you will fail as your yesterdays and your tomorrows crowd out that which you need to grasp right now … right here.

People feel uncomfortable when you mention “soul” these days. But, when we create, we enrich our very essence – our Higher Self. We become better people who strive to populate a better world for ourselves and for others.

We are the sole custodians of our souls.

Download my PDF portfolio here


Barbara Maddox

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Barbara.A.Maddox. BA(Hons) Dip.Eur.Hum.

Artist Statement.

Mediums : Acrylic, Water-colour, Encaustic Wax.

Barbara arrived on the beautiful island of Cyprus following a successful Artistic career in Britain, where she taught and exhibited widely, with many solo exhibitions. She was also artist in residence at Euchan House Gallery, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

For many years Barbara was a member of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society and was regularly accepted into their prestigious annual exhibition which covers the south of Scotland and attracts visitors from all over the world.

This area of Scotland is also where Barbara had her own studio/gallery and which due to the location has had a lasting effect on her work of Landscape painting. The ever changing light and the majestic mountains are a particular focal point in her work and are often commented upon.

The depth of colour of the Acrylic Palette is particularly suited to this Artists work. Barbara is adept at depicting the realism and truth to nature which is an important component in the field of Landscape painting.

Barbara also uses the medium of Water-colour, at times preferring the soft muted tonal colours in contrast to the brilliance of the Acrylic palette.

Another medium which Barbara uses is Encaustic Wax. This medium offers the opportunity to link the modern palette with the Ancient, as Encaustic wax art dates back to the Ancient Egyptians who used to paint images on the Sarcophagus of Mummies, some of which still survive today.

Encaustic means literally to burn in, it is a method of painting with sticks of coloured Bees wax which is melted onto hot irons and applied in such a way as to form an image. Paint brushes are not used in this Artists work as all the detail is made by the delicate use if the and flat surface of the irons.

Contact Details…..

Clumber Lodge,

11 Agiou Georgiou,


Paphos 8541,


Tel,  97624910

Web Site   www.inspired-bynature.co.uk

Email Address   Maddox.graham3@googlemail.com

Download Barabara’s PDF portfolio here