Marinas' work explores issues of time, life and memory. Through painting she channels life experiences to create works of art.

Marina grew up in a house by the sea in Famagusta, Cyprus, a home she lost in the trauma of war, and, although I didn’t set out to produce art about anything specific, as her portfolio developed over the years she realised that the pleasure and energy she was getting from painting was when she focused on water, boats, beaches, marinas, wet stones and rocks, subjects emanating from childhood memories of her early life by the sea.

Using strong tonal forms and a vivid colour palette Marina's paintings are visual representations of conversations and inner feelings. Infused in time and space they act as a reminder of what has happened in the past. These moments become pathways for understanding the connections we share as humans with each other and with the natural world that surrounds us.

Artwork by Marina Emphietzi