Traditional Paintings of Cyprus
The beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus has a long history of division and turmoil. But, in spite of its troubled past Cyprus is a youthful and vivacious country that is bursting with many warm traditions and ways of life. For example, one of the first things a visitor to Cyprus will experience is the friendliness of the island and its people. Everyone is very welcoming and familiar. It is very easy to get to know people and make good company.
Market scene paintings
However, contrary to the popular stereotype not all Greeks smash plates. But, they do engage in handicrafts, farming, cooking, and many other cultural pastimes that are just as rich and memorable. Indeed, it is where the generalities end and the subtle details begin that, artist, Theo, finds his elevating style of painting. In his attention to the minutiae of Cypriot general life his work often transports us into the hubbub of a market street, or the electricity of the town at night, or the serene stillness of the beach and the ocean when it is calm.
The hustle and bustle of a typical Cypriot market scene is the inspiration for the painting Lady At The Market. And who better than Tonia Buxton, an 'ambassador' for Cyprus, to feature as the beautiful lady vendor at the market stall.