The Life and Works of Theresa Nicholas
Theresa Nicholas came to Corfu in 1961. An artist and observer of everyday life in Corfu. Theresa’s art embodies the era, everyday life, customs and folklore of the island.
Her work allows us a rare insight into village life as it was during her early years on the island. The beautiful images give us glimpses of kafenio’s, shops, olive presses, traditional costumes, animals, buildings, people at work and daily activities.
In the early years Theresa sold her work to tourists in sketch form, which afforded her an income. However she has also done serious works and has worked with different mediums, including oil-painting, etchings and beautiful intricate wool Tapestry’s.
Theresa’s art work had been exhibited in the past in Corfu, and she has also written a number of books including her story of when and why she came to Corfu and some printed book collections showing her art work.
All images and text used in this feature are used with kind permission from Theresa Nicholas. Reproduction of any of this work is strictly prohibited.
COPYRIGHT: THERESA NICHOLAS (or the estate of TN) 2014 All rights reserved.
….We came down through the old small clutch of houses called Mengoulas, on the side of the mountain.read more
We decided on the Doukades walk. Thank god, I don’t know what it entails until I’ve done itread more
Pippa and I did a walk up to the abandoned village of Perithia.read more
We drove to Kaloura and walked the beach along the cliff to Kerasia then up into the olive groves for a long way until we came out onto the road at Sinion.read more
Ann and I have been walking in the valleys below Troumpetta and Horepiskopi, where the Melisouli river runs.read more
We started off right in Paleokastritza taking the donkey way up to Lakones.read more
Splendid Thursday walk starting just beyond the village of Ano Pavliana from where you can see the island southwards and northwards.read more
Sketches of Corfu Townread more
Cristo’s younger brother, Spiros, told me about the bomb falling on their family house in Corfu Old town.read more
From the cold windy deck, I watch the coastline of England recede without regret. I’ve done it again Done what? Escaped.read more
I think the most significant thing I can say about Corfu in the Sixties, is that there was ample space for parking!read more
Publications by Theresa Nicholas
SUNTOUCHED a Dark Comedy on a Greek Island (available on Amazon )
PIPPA’S ARK : The magical relationship between Trayzer and her friend’s young son, before TV, and computers changed growing up forever. (available on Amazon)
CORFU SKETCHES. www.yiannisbooks.comAvailable on demand from the Author:
ESSENCE OF CORFU
CORFUSIANA : the architectural motifs on Corfu.
CORFU CHARACTERS Drawings.
NOTEBOOK IN VENICE.
A SKETCHBOOK IN EPIRUS
Theresa Nicholas, 1st Parados 5, Nausicaa, Kanoni, Corfu, Greece, 49100