A one week residency here was a revelation. Unlike any other art institution, it served as a sun-drenched time-capsule away from everyday life where we could immerse ourselves in art. I simply tried to respond to the environment and to use materials in a very free expressive and gestural way, letting the paint dictate what happened. Initially reflecting the geology of the sea and beach, after a visit to ‘Aphrodite’s (fabled) Birthplace’, an abstract piece turned into a figure rising from the waves. Altogether great artistic experience.
A visit to Kolossi Castle where there just happened to be an exhibition of work by the artist, Lefteris Olympious proved even more inspiring. On my return I looked him up online and was fascinated to learn more about his work.