Cyprus Mail

Local scenes echo with brushes


Painter Michael Owen, who has set-up a gallery in Lania, will showcase a number of his paintings as of Friday at the Columbia Plaza Gallery in Limassol under the name Here and There.

The painter invites all to view Cyprus through his watercolours and oil paintings, which portray landscapes, traditional houses and Nicosia Airport with the Cyprus Airways Trident Reg. 5B DAB – the aeroplane that since July 1974 has remained immobile on the runway.

Owen settled here in 1971 and works from his gallery, which he established two years after his move. For a change in scenery and subject matter, the artist also chooses to work from the land he owns in Akamas.

One of the highlights of his career is his solo exhibition The Dead Zone, which he showcased in Nicosia in 2001. The exhibition included paintings from along the 183-kilometre length of the Green Line in Nicosia. He is the only painter to have obtained permission to do this.

The painter has original paintings in the collections of the National Gallery of Cyprus, the Cyprus Parliament, the Presidential Palace, and the Limassol Municipal Gallery and in private collections in 46 countries. The collectors who own his pieces all came to Owen’s gallery in Lania to personally choose their paintings.
Here and There will remain open until November 30.

Here and There
Solo exhibition by Michael Owen. November 17-30. Columbia Plaza Gallery, 223 St Andrews Street, Limassol. 6pm-9pm. Tel: 99-016456

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