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A minute with Marios Haritou Artist


Where do you live?
Paphos with my wife and two daughters.

What did you have for breakfast?
Usually, I have a coffee and porridge, and on the weekends, I like to make a traditional English breakfast.

Describe your perfect day
Waking up and having freshly brewed coffee along with my breakfast and spending my time in my studio painting my inspiration on the canvas.

Best book ever read?
George Orwell, 1984. It is an allegory for the time it was written, but also speaks to many things happening in the modern era.

Best childhood memory?
Playing football with my friends in the fields, where I grew up.

What is always in your fridge?

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Men at Work

What’s your spirit animal?
Tiger, because they forge their own path and are leaders.

What are you most proud of?
My family and my art.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
The Matrix. When Morpheus meets Neo and he has to choose between the red or the blue pill. Because it is one of the most iconic sequences of the movie, and excellent food for thought.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Pablo Picasso. Because he was a creative genius.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
1970, when life was simpler.

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to paint again.

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Travel and explore more places.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Having bad manners, and not having high cleanliness standards.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Spend the day with my family, and eat junk food, desserts and everything we don’t eat when we are dieting.

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