Female Artists Cyprus

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

Elena Georgiadou August 8, 2010

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“Beyond the corridors of time and the edges of space, lies eternity. That is where art leads you. The greatest artist is the creator of nature, the one we all aspire to reach.”

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Elena believes that creativity is an innate attribute of everybody a long as we are prepared to tap into it. As an Artist, Elena uses different techniques and textures.

She explores the use of oils on canvas, projecting clear shapes.

The intriguing result of mosaic, has led her to use a colorful range of glass shapes for her creations.

The use of textile is another texture that she experiments to create interesting patchwork bedspreads, tablecloths and wall hangings.

Art is an expression of the Self leading us to expansion.
If each of us could aspire to express the expanded self and if we could share the knowledge and experiences of our expanded self with one another, perhaps we could create an environment based on respect for life and achieve a restoration of balance in nature.

Email : elenageorgiadou@cytanet.com.cy
Telephone : 00357- 99420624

 

Mosaic Art Exhibition by Koula Prokopiou. June 25, 2010

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Koula Prokopiou was born and lives in Paphos. Although until recently her main occupation was accounting, she has always had a special interest in art and especially in crafts.

She worked with a wide variety of needlework and embroidery and attended training courses in pottery, prints, engravings, painting, and ikebana. For five years she also attended classes for hagiography, mosaics and stained glass technique.

The first exhibition of her works took place in 2009 in Paphos. This is her second exhibition and her works show maturity and artistic expression.

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00

Gallery K, 14 Evrou Street, Strovolos, Nicosia Cyprus – Phone: 22341123
 

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

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THE FIRST EVER FEMALE ARTIST EXPO CYPRUS

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…)

 

Sharen Taylor Course Dates for May

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Beginners Classes: 6 week courses every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm, September 15th – October 20th and October 27th – December 1st
Glass cutting course: 20th MAY, 3 sessions (3 places)

Children`s summer course dates to be confirmed.
Mobile   00357 99603782
Tel/Fax  00357 2693033
 

Svetlana McCluskey April 5, 2010

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Svetlana McCluskey is from the great tradition of Russian artists. She is from Latvia and now lives in Limassol, Cyprus. Graduating as a teacher from the Latvian Pedagogical Institute, she continued her life-long development by attending a wide variety of art courses. It was in mosaic, however, that she discovered her true passion. She has been working in this field for the last 10 years and has created for her clients many different artworks such as mirror frames,  tables , floor medallions, niche inserts, 3D objects and stunning wall murals. She works with the entire range of mosaic materials, including marble, ceramic and glass tiles, broken china and smalti,  but in her personal work she is consistently drawn to stained glass with its visual depth and light  and its seemingly limitless palette of colors which offer endless possibilities.

Contact Information

phone+35799845995

POBOX 58346, Limassol 3733

e-mail : lana@cytanet.com.cy

 

Sharen Taylor

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Sharen Taylor

Mosaic Artist, Paphos, Cyprus.

Biography
Born in Morecombe, Lancashire, UK. 1960
Graduated in Fine Art, sculpture, at Exeter Collage of Art & Design 1983
Diploma in Archaeological Conservation 1886
Department of Ceramics,Glass & Mosaics at The British Museum 1984 to 1988
Freelance Archaeological and Museum conservator, Cyprus. 1988 to 1999
Specializing in mosaics from 1996 to 1999
Mosaic Designs from  2000 to present day. Teaching.  Supplying materials. Commissions, small and large scale for Private Homes and Corporate buildings, in Cyprus and Europe. Mosaic commissions also exported to Canada and America.
Commissions:
Each unique work brings joy and inspiration. Sharen`s mosaics, large or small, are designed with attention to detail and built to withstand our extreme climatic conditions, bringing permanent color, texture and strength. My inspiration comes from the location.
Present commissions:
Mosaic floor for The Elia Golf Club House , Paphos, Cyprus.
Memorial Wall for The Evangelismos Hospital, Paphos, Cyprus
Malibu Beach house, California, USA
Studies for The American Academy school, Paphos.
Beginners Course 5th MAY -9th June, 6 sessions 2010 (limited availability)
Glass cutting course 20th MAY, 3 sessions (3 places)
Children`s summer course dates to be confirmed.
Mobile   00357 99603782
Tel/Fax  00357 2693033
 

Mary Chojnowski

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Mary Louise Chojnowski. Aims and projects.

I work as a community artist and I create my own artworks for exhibitions and private commissions. I get a lot of inspiration from working with the community, especially young people and children. My connection with schools began when I had my own children, and has grown into a career of community projects. I spent over 10 years in London with schoolchildren making large scale public pieces of art. Some have won awards for the schools. I aim to create work which the children and schools will always love and be proud of, at the same time as showing children: the life & skills of an artist, how a workshop functions and how important their creativity is for society.

I believe I will always be actively involved in education, and ensuring creativity is nurtured in our schools. My ambition now is to work with many more young people here in Cyprus and to make more public artworks for the Paphos region which will be treasured for years to come.

I am currently working with the children at the International school in Paphos to transform the exterior of their building with mosaics.

I love the process of transforming towns and cities through the creativity of the people who live there, and now there is a real need in our societies for creative thinking and a sense of responsibility for our community. The most amazing part of working with young people to create public art is the sense of pride and ownership they feel for what they have created.

My link with Cyprus comes from many years ago when I chose to study classical languages (greek and latin) and classical history & art for my degree in the early 1990’s. I have always been inspired by classical arts, mythology and philosophy. This passion for the ancient world, its religion and evolution to the modern day appears in much of my art. I also use and teach techniques learned about ancient art (e.g; iconography and mosaicing) in all my projects. So often, the children get a lesson in art history too.

My skills have also been useful in my work with the Greek Orthodox church in London, where I was commissioned to produce major mosaics (10t x 8ft) for the altar at Sts. Constantine & Helen, SE London, where there is a large Cypriot community. Understanding the meaning and forms of religious art and mosaics is vital before embarking on church projects. I have taken the opportunity of my stay in Cyprus to improve my knowledge of religious art by studying the art of iconography with one of Paphos’ most proficient iconographers, Mr Nikitas Eleni.

I produce reproductions of ancient mosaics, mainly due to demand. My own art is often symbolic, and I enjoy creating my own pieces of mosaic art as well as painting in different media. I have been regularly exhibiting paintings in and around London alongside my community projects with councils, schools or churches. Exhibition venues from 2000 to 2009 included the Horniman Museum , The Croydon Clocktower, Jeannie Avent Gallery, East Dulwich, The Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Brixton Open, C.P. Artists Open, as well as privately organised exhibition events.

Download Mary’s PDF portfolio here