A selection of sketchbook pages made in Cyprus

I’ve just enjoyed a relaxing break in Cyprus with my family.

This is how I saw the view from our apartment in Polis.

Hay, orange groves, palms, mountains, a purple haze and violet clouds.

Bats and Swallows.




Mike, who is from Vietnam, was busy all day.

I sketched him very early in the morning, watering the gardens and

cleaning the pool.

He always wore this quirky hat.




I have always vowed that I would never sit at a table,

painting, with a cat on my lap and a cup of coffee.

And there I was, painting with a cup of coffee and a cat on my lap.

It was nice.

Wild cats and kittens hide in the flower beds.

They hunt and devour lizards, huge bugs, cicada, snakes and ants.









Pebbles collected from (and returned to) Polis beach.








Polis beach.

Turtle nests.

Egg cases.

An eccentric 74 year old lady, Anna Maria from Austria, sleeping in her tent on the beach, backpacking solo.




Lobster people. Aloe Vera.

Banana plants, lemons, melons, pomegranates.

Honey, yoghurt, baclava.

Herb gardens. cacti, olive groves.


  1. Jeffrey Toach says:

    I love your Holiday Paintings, good to see you never miss a chance to capture the moment, where ever you are. Jeff

  2. Nicola says:

    yes, it was great to paint. Thank you for looking Jeff

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