Brrrrr…..ring on the spring – it’s COLD!

It’s not only cold – it’s wet too! I really shouldn’t complain though, especially when I look at what’s happening across the United States and Australia right now. It makes me realise just how fortunate we are here on Skiathos. … Continue reading

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Keeping Good Company…

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year or Xronia polla! Christmas at home in London is always such a busy and wonderful ‘family’ time and this year, thankfully, was no exception.  We had the added thrill of sharing the festivities with good … Continue reading

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Soapboxes, Surprises, Syrups, and Salsa!

Here we are, mid-November already and the winter nights are drawing in but, despite the clocks having gone back and the days being so much shorter, the leisurely pace we all enjoyed at the end of the season has suddenly … Continue reading

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Protected: A Fairytale Greek Wedding – Skiathos Style!

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Midsummer Memo

Well, I know we officially passed mid-summer a while back but, as we’re about half-way through the summer season here, I thought it was time for a quick update! As usual, it’s been a hectic time. Painting guests have come … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Folk Dancing Festival

Summer festivities are well-underway. Unfortunately I missed the Choir Festival with all the visiting choirs from around the mainland – I believe it was a spectacular event. However, last night, I did manage to catch the final performance of the … Continue reading

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Lily White

Aah, the beautiful Lily………. ‘The modest Rose puts forth a thorn, The humble sheep a threat’ning horn: While the Lily white shall in love delight, Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.’ (William Blake 1757 – 1827) … Continue reading

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A Friend in Need…….

Here we are, not yet July and already Skiathos is a hive of activity. The Summer ‘buzz’ is most definitely in the air (although the football may have more to do with the crowded cafés and bars on the Paralia!). … Continue reading

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Bring Me Sunshine, Bring Me rain…..

Whew! Well, with the first session of the season behind me, I have a few days off now – and can finally come up for air! What a busy couple of months it’s been! Straight after Easter, I returned to … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW COURSES. BOOK NOW!!

NEW for 2010!! I’m absolutely delighted to tell you about TWO very exciting NEW courses on offer at ‘Painting Skiathos’ this coming season: (photo: © Sara Ridgley 2010) CREATIVE WRITING COURSE – with SARA RIDGLEY – MAY 29, 30 Successful, … Continue reading

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“Yvonne’s World”

‘Yvonne’s World’ Digital painting by Beth Edwards (1stAngel) How many times have you heard this: “Attention! Ladies and Gentlemen. This store will be closing in 20 minutes. Please proceed immediately to the nearest checkout with your purchases and exit through … Continue reading

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Win A Painting Holiday for two!

ITS COMPETITION TIME! Would you like to join me for a FREE painting holiday here on Skiathos? ‘Painting Skiathos, in conjunction with ‘ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS‘ magazine,  is offering one lucky reader: A WEEK’S PAINTING HOLIDAY FOR TWO (worth over £1.000!)* … Continue reading

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This week at the Archipelagos Gallery

Two new and exciting exhibitions opened at the Archipelagos Gallery in Skiathos Town last week. The first, on the ground floor, shows the latest work of talented, young, jewellery designer, Hellen Papachristou, from Volos, mainland Greece: Hellen (often mistaken for … Continue reading

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This and That….

What a busy time! Well it’s official, the summer season has definitely begun in earnest and with soaring temperatures and suffocating humidity you’d be forgiven for thinking this was August and not just the start of July. Having spent a … Continue reading

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Latest works – video

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! to everyone who took time out to visit our Art Exhibition, at the Archipelagos Gallery.
Both Mary and I really appreciate all the support and encouragement we received and the wonderfully generous comments so many of you wrote in our guest book.
A very special thanks goes to Tassos and his beautiful wife Vivi, owners of the Archipelagos Gallery,  for being such gracious  and welcoming hosts (and for letting us show our work in such fabulous surroundings!)
And to those of you who couldn’t make the exhibition – but wanted to…….well, .this is for you:

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(a video of Mary Dillon’s work will be here soon!)

There are few ORIGINAL PAINTINGS still available, so if anyone interested, please drop me a line.

PRINTS (framed or unframed), CANVAS PRINTS and now

*NEW! GREETINGS CARDS of all the images are available through Fine Art America

(or contact me directly)

But it’s not over quite yet!

The exhibition will continue to run for one more week – until June 24th.