Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Despina Liapi: St. George

My mother, Despina Liapi, is a painter and iconographer. (Small wonder I ended up painting, too; my earlier memories involve her, brush in hand, painting.)

This is one of her latest works, an icon of St. George. I can't get over how beautiful it is.

Powder pigments on solid wood board, 50x70cm (19.7 x 27.5'')

It is painted in the traditional Byzantine style, which poses many restrictions and has many set rules; but my mother has some serious skills. Check out the details! :D


  1. Sugxaritiria gia thn mama sou Eleni, poly omorfo!:)

  2. That's amazing! I see it runs in the family!

  3. Thanks, everyone! :D I'll pass the compliments to her.

    Joumana: We have VERY different sets of skills! I absolutely can't do the things she does. :)

  4. Your mother is an AMAZING painter!!! Beautiful image of St George!

  5. Dear Despina and Eleni. I have looked for a long time again to find your contact details and finally did find my little book with them.

    My warmest wishes.
    Diana from New Zealand

    1. Diana! How are you? You're in NZ now, right? I hope you are well! I'll give my mom your regards. Man I hope I can visit NZ one day, too!