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Luminous Days, all of my being, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 35x45cm © Maria pierides
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Great Summer of Chalk, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 35x45cm © Maria pierides
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The Road Home, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 30x40cm © Maria pierides
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As Day was Breaking, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media On Canvas © Maria pierides
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Luminous Days, all of my being ll, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 30x40cm © Maria pierides
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Green Fields, the Bridge Home, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 76x100cm © Maria pierides
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Bathed in Light, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 30x30cm © Maria Pierides
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Bathed in Light ll, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 60x60cm © Maria Pierides
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You have given me a Moon SOLD, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 30x40cm © Maria Pierides
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Winter Air, Ray of Hope, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 50x70cm © Maria Pierides
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Sea, and hill, and wood SOLD, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas © Maria Pierides
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Range of Blue, my mind wanders SOLD, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 25x30cm © Maria pierides
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End Of Summer, The Tide ll SOLD, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 25x35cm © Maria Pierides
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Listening, the sound of the Ocean, 2017 Oil And Mixd Media 25x35cm © Maria Pierides
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Spring Walk, Endless Fields, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 25x35cm © Maria Pierides
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Morning Rays, I Follow, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 25x35cm © Maria Pierides
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Spring Walk, Endless Fields ll, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 25x35cm © Maria Pierides
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Hilltop, the fields below, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 25x35cm © Maria Pierides
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Windswept, my Summer, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 90x120cm © Maria Pierides
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Celestial Dream SOLD, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 80x100cm © Maria Pierides
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Season's Change, Endless Fields SOLD, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 60x90cm © Maria Pierides
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Ekphrasis, the Colour of Form SOLD, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 100x100cm © Maria Pierides
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Touch of Crimson, Landscape, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media 70x100cm © Maria Pierides
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Of Ancient Mountain, Exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 80x100cm © Maria Pierides
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Of Ancient Mountain ll SOLD, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 70x100cm © Maria Pierides
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Of Ancient Mountain lll SOLD, 2016 Mixd Media On Canvas 80x100cm © Maria Pierides
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Beneath the cliffs, Boundless seas ll SOLD, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas © Maria Pierides
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Beneath the cliffs, Boundless seas, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas © Maria Pierides
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Hiraeth SOLD, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 20x30cm © Maria Pierides
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Sweetness, Stilness Found, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media 30x40cm © Maria Pierides
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Mountain Range, the Earth Beneath Me SOLD, 2018 Oil And Mixed Media © Maria pierides
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Dowry Shortlisted for the EWAAC art award, 2015 Cement, Sand, Acrylic, Gold Leaf 40x40x4 © Maria Pierides
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Dowry 2, 2015 Concrete, Gold Leaf, Acrylic, Oil 37x37 © maria Pierides
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Early morning, mist over Corris, 2015 Oil, Acrylic, Slate 20x20cm © maria Pierides
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Pond Galaxy, 2015 Photography © maria Pierides
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Full Moon Raging Sea (SOLD), 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 90 X 70 X 4 Centimeters © maria pierides
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The Underwater Dream, shortlisted for the EWAAC Art Award and Bentliff Art Prize, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 40x40cm © maria pierides
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Full Moon Silent Sea SOLD, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 40x40 Cm © maria pierides
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Early morning mist, Lake Tal-Y-Lyn, 2016 Photography, Digital © Maria Pierides
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Welsh Hill Misty Morning, 2011 Mixed Media 70x100cm
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Wet Seaweed Shuffle, 2015 Photography © Maria Pierides
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Photography, Digital © Maria Pierides
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Ithaca lll Longlisted for the ThreadNeedle Prize, 2011 Mixed Media 90x120cm © Maria Pierides
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Ithaca ll, 2010 Mixed Media 90x120cm © Maria Pierides
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Ithaca Shortlisted for the British Women Artists Competition, 2010 Mixed Media 40x40cm © Maria Pierides
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Golden Light Aegean Sea (SOLD), 2010 Mixed Media 50x70cm © Maria Pierides
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An Elaborate Dream SOLD in aid of Creative Collective for Refugee Relief, 2014 Oil, Acrylic, Sand, Metal 40x40cm © maria Pierides
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St Davids, Land and Sea SOLD, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas
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Greek from Ancient Times SOLD, 2011 Mixed Media 70x100cm © Maria Pierides
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Hirwaun, A storm brewing SOLD, 2014 Oil, Acrylic, Slate, Metal And Sawdust © maria Pierides
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Along the Cliff Edges (SOLD), 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 30x50cm © maria pierides
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Slate Dust, Sawdust, Oil, Acrylic © maria Pierides
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The underwater walk (SOLD), 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 60x60cm © maria Pierides
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An Underwater Dream, 2014 Photography, Oil, Acrylic, Slate Dust, Gold Leaf 40x40cm © Maria Pierides
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Fog at Sea (SOLD), 2014 Mixedmedia On Canvas 60x60cm © maria Pierides
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Full moon Liquid Gold Oil, Acrylic, Slate Dust 40x40cm © maria Pierides
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Cyprus limestone, Cyprus gathering 2, 2015
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Golden limestone, Cyprus gathering, 2015 Oil, Acrylic, Cyprus Limestone On Canvas 40x40cm © Maria Pierides
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Athens
Schools
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, photography
artist statement

 

 

In my paintings, I render in colour the stories of the physical and emotional landscapes that formed my experience of being born in Greece and then growing up in England and Cyprus.

The actual process of my painting relates to this theme, as I use mixed media, building up and scraping back areas of paint to capture the atmosphere, mass, and light of the landscapes I am trying to represent. In my series ‘The Gloaming,’ I explore ways of bringing these landscapes together and play with the similarities and contrasts: How being caught between two time perspectives – the Eastern Mediterranean is two hours ahead of England – two different kinds of light, two different cultures, results in both a feeling of richness and diversity of experience as well as a search for rootedness in the moment and in space.

Dusk and the changes in light between sunset and darkness, capture this feeling of ‘homelessness’ and search for ‘home.’ On the other hand, in the plays of light, in exploring ways of translating experiences and representing them in paint on the canvas, there is a liberating beauty too. In my ‘Ithaca’ series, inspired by the Greek Poet Konstantinos Kavafis’ poem ‘Ithaca,’ I follow the theme further exploring different possibilities of rootedness/rootlessness and the riches of the search for home.

My later series, ‘Time and Tide’ takes the theme further to a broader exploration of the temporal nature of human experience and its relationship with nature and the recent addition of gold leaf and metal in my work is inspired by some time spent in Venice, visiting the Biennale and Byzantine iconography.

Having recently moved to Wales, with its beautiful and vast landscapes, and living within earshot of a running stream, I continue to render in my work my surrounding environment, along with aspects of personal history, experience and imagination.

Studied at Goldmiths, The Central School of Speech and Drama and University Of Hertsfordshire

Recent Exhibitions and News

2019

Taith Contemporary Arts, Vienna

2018

FPS Exhibition, Muse Gallery, London

Surf, Sand and Sea, Llangathen Hall, Llangathen, Wales

Taith Contemporary Arts, PearTree Barn, Suffolk

Green Fields, the Bridge Home has been pre-selected for the Royal West Academy of England Open

The Other Art Fair, Bristol

Flourish, Cardiff M.A.D.E, Cardiff, Wales

Taith Contemporary Arts, Vienna

2017

Winter Wall, CARDIFF MADE, Cardiff, Wales

Hearth and Home, Llangathen Temperence Hall, Llangathen, Wales

Ekphrasis, Between Image and Word, SOLO show, King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

Botanics, Llangathen Temperance Hall, Llangathen, Wales

A Free  Moment, Oxo Tower Gallery, London

Summer Open, Oriel Cric, Crickowell, Wales

Summer Open, Ardent Gallery, Brecon, Wales

Work now showing at Goat Street Gallery, St Davids

Work now showing at Gallery 54, Ross on Wye

Wood and Wool, Llangathen Temperance Hall, Llangathen

Work now showing at West Wales Art Centre, Fishguard, Wales

Winter Exhibition, King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

2016

Nes Draw, Closer to Further Away, King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

Winter Open, Oriel Q, Narbeth, Wales

Small Objects of Desire, King Stret Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

‚ÄčWinter Exhibition, King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

Beneath the Cliffs, Boundless Seas has been longlisted for the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhbition

Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales

Of Ancient Mountain has been selected for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth

2015

Dowry has been shortlisted for the East Meets West Art Award. 

108 Days in May, St Mary's Church, Faversham

FPS members exhibition, Menier Gallery, London

Ithaca lll, Dowry and Golden Light Aegean Sea have been shortlisted for the British Women Artists Competition

FPS Unfixed, Espacio Gallery, London

I was elected a member of the Free Painters and Sculptors http://www.freepaintersandsculptors...

Bentlif Open Art Prize, Maidstone Museum

The Underwater Dream has been shortlisted for the Bentlif Open Art Prize

I have been offered a residency at stiwdiomaelor in North Wales. I will be there next August 2015

2014

FPS open exhibition  The Menier Gallery, Southwark, London 

An Elaborate Dream had been selected for publication in Art has No Borders iArtBook 101 Abstract and Non-Figurative Artworks

EWAAC 2014 La Galleria, Pall Mall, London

The Underwater Dream: Selected Finalist for the East West Art Award Competition. To be included in the exhibition at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London 

The Gloaming Creek Creative, Faversham

Time and Tide The Somerset Maughan Gallery, Whitstable 

2013 The Fish Slab Gallery, Whitstable

2012

Ithaca lll was longlisted for the Threadneedle Prize

Journey The Somerset Maughan Gallery, Whitstable

Nucleus Arts, Rochester

Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London 

2011

Parallax Art Fair, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London

The Deaf Cat, Rochester

2005 The Invited Cinema, Brixton, London

2004 Hotel Zur Post, Ammersee, Bavaria

2002 University of Hertsfordshire end of year exhibition

1999 Central School of Speech and Drama end of year exhibition

Paintings held in Private Collections in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Vienna

Bibliography

Ekphrasis, Between Image and Word. Maria Pierides and Stella Pierides (Fruit Dove Press, 2017)

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/p...

Painting 'Port Isaac Golden Light' for the cover of the book of short stories 'The Heart and its Reasons', Pierides, S (Fruit Dove Press, 2014)

Painting and cover design for the award winning poetry book In the Garden of Absence, Pierides, S. (Fruit Dove Press, 2012).  

Haiku Society of America Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards 2013 (3rd place, for books published in 2012) (http://www.hsa-haiku.org/meritbookawards/merit-book_archive.htm)

 'Joy' Bending Light Magazine issue 3 2006

'Yellow' British Journal of Photography 2006