Tomas Watson (b.1971) is a British artist who has lived and worked in Greece since 1994. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

In 1998, he won the BP Portrait Award and was subsequently commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint the author John Fowles. This portrait is in their permanent collection.

He is represented by the Jill George Gallery in London (www.jillgeorgegallery.co.uk), Accesso Galleria in Tuscany (www.accessogalleria.com), and NOH/WAVE gallery in Los Angeles(www.nohwave.co)

 

He regularly participates in international art fairs and has personal exhibitions every 2 years in London.

For some examples of his work , see the GALLERY section on the menu here or visit www.tomaswatson.com

Efrosini (Cindy) Camatsos (Kamatsou) is both an academic scholar and a writer of fiction. She received her B.A. in English from Wesleyan University, her masters in European Literature at the University of Oxford, and her Ph.D. in Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge.

She has been teaching literature and writing in universities in Greece for the past 15 years, currently at the American College of Greece. Her first novel Beneath the Surface/Μονοπάτια της Μνήμης, the tragicomic story of a woman who survived the German occupation of her village by helping the Nazis confiscate olive oil, was published in Greek translation by Livanis in 2010, and her second novel, The Duct-Tape Diary, a coming-of-age novel set in Mississippi, is currently awaiting publication.

 

Her published scholarly writing includes studies of works by Greek women writers The Female “I” in Modern Greek Prose Fiction, 1924-1962 and the edited volume His Words were Nourishment and his Counsel Food.  She is also in the midst of her first translation of a Modern Greek book (Melpo Axioti’s modernist novel Δύσκολες Νύχτες / Diffιcult Nights (1935)), into English.

 

She lives in Greece and spends her time between Athens and Lesvos; when she’s not writing or teaching, she’s engaged with the sea.