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


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


Costantia Manoli

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Every individual has a story; each story becomes a part of a generation of stories; and these in turn become a part of history and culture. The creation, telling and recording of these personal histories is a fundamental part of any culture; storytelling has brought people together for centuries and is almost a birthright, and a legacy. From the oral traditions of African tribes to the westernised televised storytelling of Jack-a-nory, the sharing of stories ensures that lives and experiences, myths and legends, imagination and fantasy stay very much alive.

Costantia tells the stories of her island; the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, an amber island. These are the stories in the faces of people she knows now; family and friends she has always known; and people she has never even met. It is because of this, her work is always focused on people. Each and every face and body is as unique as the story behind it. Her work seeks to capture the volumes written in the lines and textures, expressions and movement to produce an amber time-capsuled, individualised, yet almost universal history of human experience, thus thrusting both past and present into the future.

Costantia Manoli is a fine artist who specialises in portraiture and nude painting. She discovered she had a range of artistic abilities at an early age – art, writing and music – and has incorporated these into both pastimes and professions.

After studying English Literature in America and England – where she was published as a poet in various journals – Costantia went into the teaching profession and teaches English language, literature and drama at a private school in Larnaca. Painting in her spare time, Costantia’s earlier portraits were primarily in acrylic paint on foamcore or canvas and mainly featured family and friends, painted in a relatively realistic and always distinctive style.

Parallel to her teaching, she mentored students from both sides of the island in bi-communal workshops in America where her artistic talents were put to use in a range of creative activities aimed at bridging the gap between the two communities. It was during this time that her love affair with the diversity of people and their stories truly began, and her portraits began to take on a more mature approach, capturing and expressing the essence of the individual and their experiences in every brushstroke.

During a year of teaching at the prestigious Stanford University of California in 2007/8, Costantia honed her painting skills under the wing of the Bay Area painter Kevin Bean and explored different mediums and styles which led her to oils and the use of unconventional colour to twist the semi-realism of her previous portraits.