Cyprus Mosaics Art Workshop, Mersini Villa Tsada, Paphos
Mary’s Cyprus Mosaics Paphos Facebook site is updated weekly with most of our activities (11 years of activity history is recorded).
Mary’s art workshop is based adjacent to our villa, a focal point of our evolving Christian Sanctuary & Retreat. This is a non-profit venture with all proceeds going towards our refugee and community support activities.
Mary is a renowned mosaic artist, community artist and painter of icons here in Cyprus. Her work has featured in many solo and group art exhibitions across the Island and she has completed numerous private and public commissions.
Through art, Mary has worked tirelessly over the years to build strong relationships with her community. which has brought work from the Orthodox church, local schools, local galleries, artists and public events venues. Her work is approved by the Catholic, Orthodox and Maronite Churches, for both the creation and renovation of Christian mosaics, murals and icons. She has completed commissions in London and Cyprus within churches, schools, special needs centres, village squares, as well as many private commissions.
Work is often shared out with helpers from the refugee community. “It is my aim to manage large scale projects with a team of women who can help me with the time-consuming and practical work of mosaic and large scale mural art. I also welcome help from volunteers who want to support the community and cooperative aspect of my work”. Mary also offers mosaic learning workshops to schools which is always very popular and spreads the ethos of community spirit, the importance of shared experience and support for our neighbours.
Mary welcomes enquiries for art commissions be they small or large and in any mediums. She hopes to provide more consistent employment opportunities for her refugee helpers.
Mary’s mother, Noreen Thornhill, also an icon painter completed this icon of ‘Our Lady of Soufanieh’, Damascus, Syria. It is to be hung in the Learning Refuge, Paphos.
More examples of Mary’s art – mosaics, on wood, on canvass and frescoes.