Art exhibition: “Paleochora Village Life” – Paleochora, 14th – 21st June                                    

When: 14th until 21st June 
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 18:30 to 22:30,  morning by appointment 

Exhibition opening:14th June at 19:00,  refreshments and live music.

WhereArt Flow Studio Gallery, Harbour Paleochora

About Larissa Abtova and her exhibition“ Paleochora village life”

„For the second time in our gallery, Larissa presents a thematic exhibition, all dedicated to our small Cretan village, Paleochora.

Through her paintings, Larissa describes moments of everyday life, ordinary people and places that she and the tourists love and frequent.
Each work of ‘Paleochora village life’ cannot go unnoticed thanks to Larissa’s great artistic skills, so much so that if, for a moment, we close our eyes in front of these works, we perceive the true atmosphere of these unique places.

She is an artist from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but born in Riga, the capital of Latvia, which is considered a cultural hub thanks to its many museums and concert halls. Perhaps this is also why Larissa’s love for drawing was clear from her early childhood, since her parents gave her paints and drawing paper.

Her first drawing was a horse from her grandfather’s village, made at the age of four; at five, Larissa had her first exhibition.

During her teenage years, a professional artist discovered her work at an art fair and fell so in love with it that she convinced Larissa’s mother that her daughter was born for an artistic life.

In 1991, backed by years of experience, Larissa moved to the Netherlands, where a new world opened up to her.

After successfully selling her ‘From Russia with Love’ series at an art exhibition in New Zealand, Larissa expanded her concept to create ‘From the World with Love’, a new series of portraits of ordinary people from around the world.
Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions internationally and are part of private collections“.
(Source: Art Flow Studio Gallery)


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.