1956         Born in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK.

1974-75   Salisbury College of Art, Wilts.  Foundation Art Course.

1975-78   Canterbury College of Art, Kent.  B.A.(Hons.) Degree, Fine Art.

1979         Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, Cyprus.  Post-graduate Diploma, Fine Art.

1981-83    National Theatre, London.  Dresser and Assistant Wardrobe Mistress.

1985-86    Passmore Edwards Museum, London.  Part-time Archaeological Work.

1986         Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, Cyprus.  Visiting Artist.

1986-87    Museum of London.  Volunteer Archaeological Illustrator.

1987          British Institute of Archaeology, Ankara, Turkey.  Archaeological Illustrator.

2000          London School of Economics.  Part-time Library Assistant.

2001          Royal College of Art.  Part-time Library Assistant/Supervisor.

1986-2019 Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, Cyprus.  Visiting Artist and Lecturer (Annually).

2018          Artist in Residence, Officina Stamperia del Notaio, Tusa, Sicily.


1983-84    Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece.  Greek Ministry of Education Scholarship.

1984         Greek Ministry of Culture and Sciences.  Exhibition Grant.

1987         Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award.


1978        Stowells Trophy Exhibition, Royal Academy, London.

1979        British Council Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1980-82   Annual Open Studio Exhibitions, Metropolitan Wharf, Wapping, London.

1983        John Moores Exhibition 13, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

1985        Whitechapel Open Exhibition, London.

1985        Camden Annual Open Exhibition, London.

1985        White Space Open Drawing Exhibition, London.

1985        Café Gallery Open Exhibition, London.

1986        Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1987        Paintings and Sculpture at Trelawney Road, Bristol.

1989        Opus 39, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1990        ‘British Travellers in Greece’, Fine Art Society, London.

1993        Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1993        Omphalos Exhibition, Sandwich, Kent.

1985-93  Greenwich Annual Open Studio Exhibitions, London.

1993        Unit 10 Gallery, Exeter.  (With Geoffrey Rigden).

1994        The Cut Gallery, London.  (With Geoffrey Rigden).

1994        ‘Made in Greenwich’, The Living Room, London.

1995        ‘Thomas Watt and Friends’, Ramsgate Library Gallery, Kent.

1996-99    A.P.T. Annual Open Studio Exhibitions, Deptford, London.

1997         Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1998         Geoff Hollow Benefit Exhibition, Beardsmore Gallery, London.

1999         A.P.T. Gallery, Deptford, London.  (With Mick Blake and John Foster).

2001         Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2002         ‘The Colour of Spring’, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, Wilts.

2002         Morphi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.

2002-06    A.P.T. Annual Open Studio Exhibitions, Deptford, London.

2002         John Moores Exhibition 22, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

2005         En Plo Gallery, Kato Paphos, Cyprus.  (With Geoffrey Rigden).

2006         ‘From The Medway To The Med’, Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable, Kent. (With O’Neill, Rigden, Webb).

2006         Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca, Cyprus.  (With Geoffrey Rigden).

2006         ‘Through The Large Glass’, Three Colts Gallery, London.

2007         ‘Triple Vision’, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.  (With Geoffrey Rigden and Neil Stephens).

2008         ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’, Teaching Staff of Cyprus College of Art, Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca, Cyprus.

2010          The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk.  (With Geoffrey Rigden).

2012          Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

2013          ‘Chromatology’, Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus.  (With M. Paraskos, S. Paraskos, G.Rigden, D.Webb).

2014          ‘Stass Paraskos with Colleagues and Collaborators’, Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus.

2015          ‘8:Connect’, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent.

2015           A.P.T. Open Studios (Guest artist), Deptford, London.

2016           A.P.T. Open Studios (Guest artist), Deptford, London.

2016          Winter Exhibition, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent.

2017          ‘Hidden’, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London. Work by RCA staff.

2017          ‘Nostos’, Palia Ilektriki, Paphos, Cyprus. (With A.Antoniadou, E.Koutsoftides, C.Newman, M.Paraskos).

2017-19   A.P.T. Open Studios (Guest artist), Deptford, London.

2017          ‘Love of Lemba’, Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus.

2018          ‘Hidden’, Courtyard Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.  Work by staff at the RCA.

2019          ‘The Sherbet House’, Lewisham Art House, London. (with Stephen Jaques).

2019          ‘Clyde Hopkins and Friends’, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent.


1984        British Council Gallery, Athens, Greece.

1990        Finnegan Fine Art, London.

2000        The Hellenic Centre, London.

2004        The Gallery, Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, Cyprus.

Work held in private collections in the UK, Greece and Cyprus.


‘A Wash of Golden Water – A study of the life and work of Costas Economou’. (Awaiting  publication).


2012        ‘Adamantios Diamantis – Henry Moore’s Colonial Counterpart’, RCA Library,  London.

2015        ‘Away with the Angels’- History of Icon Painting, RCA Library, London.

2016        ‘Geoffrey Rigden 1943-2016. An Exhibition’, APT Gallery, Deptford, London.