Female Artists Cyprus

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

Carole Stoate May 4, 2010

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Paintings by Carole Stoate  

A warm Welcome to Carole’s Art

Take a moment to look through my gallery.  My work reflects a life journey that started in England, moved to France, and ultimately in 2007 to Cyprus.  Here in Cyprus I feel my work has come of age – my love of gardens and flowers still plays a significant role, but I have also felt free to experiment both with subject matter and media.  I have to say I am enjoying myself here and feel inspired to do more!

Along the way I have helped and inspired by both teachers and fellow artists in all three countries.

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Carole’s Art Exhibition May 1 – 28 2010

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Carole’s Art Exhibition May  1 – 28  2010

Carole’s first solo Art Exhibition will be held from 1 – 28 May at the Terebinth Tree Art Cafe in the village of Mesa Chorio, Pafos.

My work reflects a life journey that started in England, moved to France and ultimately in 2007 to Cyprus. Here in Cyprus I feel my work has come of age – my love or gardens and flowers still plays a significant role but I have also felt free to experiment both with subject matter and media.  I have to say I am enjoying myself here and feel inspired to do more!

The Exhibition will be on show during cafe opening times which are:

Tues, Thurs, Fri 10.30-6.00 and Weds & Sat 10.30 – late

For a preview take a look at my website:- http://www.carolesart.erminea.org.uk/

Contact Carole: by email carolesart@erminea.org.uk

28 March 2010

Carole Stoate

PO Box 62769

8068 Pafos

Tel 26653639


Alessandra Desole – painting exhibition April 13, 2010

An exhibition of original paintings by Alessandra Desole is to be held at Leptos Kamares Club.

The exhibition opens Saturday Evening 17th April at 6pm and will be open daily from April 17th-30th from 10am to 4pm

The guest speaker at the opening will be Joep Klinkenbijl.


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…)


Costantia Manoli Art Exhibition

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Art exhibition –  An Amber Island by Costantia Manoli at Scarabeo on 18/04/10 – 01/05/10 Opening night cocktail party sunday 18/04/10 7pm

4 nikokreontos, 1066 nicosia, cyprus tel: 96696669


Costantia Manoli

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.

In 2009, Costantia joined the post-graduate art programme at the Cyprus College of Art in Larnaca. As part of her degree, she further explored the stories in faces, but this time she took them beyond the individual in isolation to connect them with Cyprus and the island’s history. Treating her subjects as part of the island itself: the landscape, the history – and hence the fabric – of the ‘amber island’, she began to also paint nudes whose forms can be mapped onto the scrappy and mountainous terrains of Cyprus. It is the culmination of this project that forms the basis of her forthcoming exhibition ‘An Amber Island’: the time-capsuling of place and person; story and history.

The exhibition – running from April 18-May 1, 2010 – will be held at Scarabeo in Nicosia and features part of her portrait and nude collection. Each person has a story and Costantia captures these stories and experiences in every stroke of her paintbrush, and in every little line on the face and body of her subjects. The majority of the collection are oil on canvas but there will also be a couple of pieces of her earlier work using acrylic on foamcore or canvas which narrate the painter’s journey of artistic discovery, as well as the stories behind the faces.

The exhibition will begin with a cocktail party on the opening night – April 18 – at 7pm and some pieces will be available to buy, or you can commission the artist for portraits and nudes.

For a preview of some of the pieces, you can visit the website www.costantiamanoli.com


Silvia Hattum-Tauber

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Silvia Van Hattum-Tauber

I travelled and lived in Slovakia, Austria, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Beijing. I finally resided in Cyprus. Whilst living in the Far East I was very much attracted to the way the Chinese people painted,  a totally different way with different skills needed compared to the European paint.

By having lessons from various famous Chinese teachers I was able to master those skills. Painting on Chinese rice paper with Chinese watercolours… an art on its own. My paintings were successfully exhibited in Austria, Hong Kong, China and Cyprus.

My contact details:

Name: Silvia van Hattum-Tauber

Tel.no.: 26-936593

Mobile: 99-424682

e-mail: hattum@cytanet.com.cy

Commissions: Pls feel free to phone me…..

Download my PDF portfolio here


Cristina Countas April 5, 2010

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I was born in Romania and through marriage I came to Cyprus 25 years ago. I have studied mechanical engineering but I have not practiced my profession because I was always attracted to art. Until now I had four individual exhibitions, each one in a different field of art.
The first exhibition took place in 1993 at the Kourion hotel in Limassol and the opening was performed by late John Corbidge. The title was “Expressions of art through knitting” and I exhibited hand knitted jumpers being inspired by famous painters (Miró, Kandinsky, Klee, and John Corbidge). This exhibition was successful because of the originality of the work presented and was broadly commented and broadcasted on TV and published in “Selides” magazine.

As I do not like to repeat myself and being attracted to new challenges, in 1996 I tried a new domain of art in producing Christmas decorations. The name of the exhibition was “Holy night” and it took place at the Cultural exhibition center of the Bank of Cyprus. Dr Amerikos Arghyriou opened the exhibition and part of the proceeds was used to fund the Theotokos Foundation. The work shown had very original ideas expressed in sculptures, wall hangings, tapestry and table decorations. The appreciation of the visitors was felt through the amount of extra pieces ordered.
Having completed this subject I engaged myself in a new venture and started to carve and decorate ostrich and hen eggs. Again I had series inspired by my preferred painters (this time Miro and Robert Delaunay) as well as the famous Greek jeweler Elias Lalaounis. This time I exhibited my work in 2000 at my studio/house. The originality of the work attracted many visitors and buyers.
Trying to express my inner world as comprehensively as possible through art, last year I started studying silk painting. Since no help was available locally, I purchased many books that I studied thoroughly and started experimenting. The result being beyond my expectations.
I decided to show the beauty of this field of art in a new exhibition. The idea behind this exhibition was to present wearable art. My work comprises of kaftans, shawls, paintings and special evening wear all hand painted on pure silk and embroidered with Swarovsky crystals and colorful beads and sequins. The theme of the exhibition was “Metamorphosis through silk” and the symbol I used was the butterfly. It took place in Limassol at the Londa hotel on April 3rd being opened by the Mayor of Limassol Andreas Christou. The duration was three days and it was widely publicized through many fashion magazines and shown on the local channels and Sigma TV.

The visitors appreciated the professionalism with which the whole venue was presented, having included a fashions show as well.