English artist Gill Tomlinson and her graphic designer husband Mick have lived in the Greek village of Charakopio, near Koroni in the southern Peloponnese, since 2007.
After several years of seasonal exhibitions, Tomlinson’s artwork outgrew her small home studio and in August 2019 the couple opened ‘The Art Studio” in the center of Charakopio, right on the main Kalamata-Koroni road.
The new premises is a gift shop, gallery and teaching space, as well as Tomlinson’s year-round art studio.
Original paintings, prints and a selection of handmade items are available from her during the summer months. In the winter the artist can be found creating new paintings, handmade gift items or decorating feta tins.
Every autumn, the couple produces a colorful 12-page wall calendar featuring Tomlinson’s artwork and this upcoming year’s theme is ‘Textures of Greece.”
The paintings, like all of Tomlinson’s art, are influenced by everyday life in the village and a deep love of Greece which goes back more than 40 years.
The calendars are printed by a small family printing house in Athens and then mailed by the artist herself from the Koroni post office.
“We use ELTA to send our calendars to customers all over Europe and as far afield as the United States, Australia and South Africa,” Tomlinson tells The Pappas Post.
The 2022 calendars, which are a limited-edition print run, are available exclusively from the Charakopio store and from the website here.
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