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A new year

My first post for the new year!

Last week I did a demo for an art group in Baulkham Hills. It was a fun night with a nice group of people. I demonstrated a sea scape with focus on the sky. Here are some (not so great) photos of the steps I took to complete the painting.

Demo in watercolor by Chrysovalantou

I have also donated one of my paintings to be raffled at the, up and coming, Nepean Art Society Autumn Exhibition and Sale. The show runs on the 9th & 10th April and ‘Abandoned‘ is the title of the painting.

Boats on sand in Wareemba Sydney

‘Abandoned’ raffle prize painting at the Nepean Art Show

I had a good old time over the Summer holidays painting my heart away. Some of the new paintings can be viewed in my new ‘RECENT’ gallery section on my website. I have also added a ‘FOR SALE’ section, for those interested in purchasing my paintings online.

I also have exhibited some of the new paintings at the currently running, Royal Easter Show. I was pleased when ‘The Jazz Players’ was sold on opening night.

Jazz band playing in restaurant

The Jazz Players

One week to go

My show with Joe Cartwright is coming up next week, so it’s been a busy week framing the paintings for hanging day. If you missed my previous post, it will be launched on Thursday 28th May at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, as part of their Winter program.

Here are three works that will be on display and on sale.

Painting of Luna Park rides in Sydney

The Fair

Sydney city street scene at peak hour

Morning rush

Cafe scene in watercolor

Eating out

The last pieces of the puzzle

The last pieces of the puzzle

Chrysovalantou Art sale

Chrysovalantou Art sale

Was pleased to sell my Venice piece recently (pictured below).

Painting of narrow Venice Canal with reflections

Canal Reflections

This weekend, I also will have four works on exhibit at the Macquarie Towns Art Show, in Richmond.

Macquarie Towns Autumn Art Exhibition

Macquarie Towns Autumn Art Exhibition

Joe and I will be spending Tuesday, bringing our work into the hospital and hanging our work. I hope to post pictures from this preparation to the opening day!


~ Chrysovalantou

Preparing for a group show

It’s been a busy couple of weeks ( I think I say that every time!) with the usual pick ups and drops offs at shows. But for the last few weeks, it’s been heads down putting final touches to paintings for a group show to open the last week of May.

The exhibit is with artist Joe Cartwright, titled ‘Celebrating Life With Watercolour’. It will be part of the Winter art program launch at the Randwick Children’s Hospital on Thursday May 28th.

A couple of years back, I was a volunteer at this hospital and would spend my breaks walking up and down the corridors admiring the art. So much talent! There came a time though, that I stopped painting posters for the kids walls, and decided I needed to trade my Saturday’s there, for lessons in my favourite medium: Watercolour.

Full circle – I thought it would be perfect to show my work here, especially with my understanding and insight of how important a role art plays is in a hospital and especially in a children’s hospital. Never would I have imagined my work would be hung on the walls one day.

I have lots of framing to do – hope to see you there!

Chrysovalantou Art sale

Chrysovalantou Art sale

artist diary…002

I just completed a very busy week. Thank God for friends who helped along the way.

I began my week returning from Queensland and launching my kids holiday workshops! I am looking forward to running these kids art and craft classes, as they are always fun for kids and teacher.


I traveled out west to Richmond to deliver my paintings to the Richmond Market Place Sale. I had two sales here (Sunset Harbour and Crossing the Grand Canal) and was lucky enough to meet one of my buyers during the weekend.


sydney harbour bridge watercolour painting

Sunset Harbour


Gondolas crossing busy Grand Canal in Venice

Crossing the Grand Canal, Venice

While I was out there, I went on my first plein air outing with the Nepean Plein Air Group, who meet up every Thursday morning. I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time and to be honest I knew nearly straight away, I had to get back out there.

Painting straight from nature.

In peace.

Outside  your studio.

I’m going to like this.

A new adventure begins. (It was actually quite romantic and picturesque to see painters scattered across a field, deep in inspiration).

Off to Ebenezer, NSW !¬† I went to pick up my paintings from the Art Fair at the Ebenezer Public School.¬† A storm was brewing and I definitely wore the wrong shoes. I could not help but stop along the way to take reference photos that I am already eager to paint! The best part about traveling! One less painting to pick up, my ‘Drifting Along the Canals’, Venice painting had been sold! Good news after a long trip!

Colorful Venice Canal with gondola

Drifting along the Canals

My little travel machine and the looming clouds

My little travel machine and the looming clouds

But the week wasn’t over yet! One last drop off for the Penrith Show, which runs on the last weekend of August. Check out my side bar for more info.

PHEW! That was a big week.