When I was heading to Greece this year, I thought I would paint the sea. I was especially looking forward to capturing rocky coasts and turqouise seas.
But everything turned out differently. In the end, I painted cypress trees and a cloudy skies. Because the weather was everything but sunny and Kefalonia turned out to be a place where wild cypresses grew exactly as I’ve been trying to find them for so long.
For me, these trees are a symbol not only of the Mediterranean, but also of the myth of Arcadia – something that has been in my mind for a while and that I’ve been developing in the studio.
Yours, Tomas

P.S.: I also made bunch of decent watercolors: