Katie Sabry – Painter, mosaicist, all-round creative

Visitors welcome!

My studio, gallery and home are all situated inside a traditional 200-year-old house in the picturesque village of Psematismenos, located between Limassol and Larnaca. Come, look at my paintings and mosaics for sale. Or book mosaic lessons, held in my courtyard year round.

Enjoy your journey through my dreams and memories, my colourful world…

Born on the Isle of Man, I grew up mostly in Cyprus, with short spells in England, Spain and Lebanon. After finishing school in Nicosia, I travelled to Italy to learn the language prior to beginning my art studies. Between 1979 and 1986 I lived and worked in Paderborn, Germany. In March 1987, I opened my first studio in Limassol and have lived and worked here ever since.

I’ve drawn and painted for as long as I can remember. It’s my first love and passion. It takes me to a place where time stops and I’m in a meditative space.

As an artist, life in Cyprus is my influence and inspiration. My landscape, botanical and still life watercolours are usually painted from life. I enjoy the immediacy of watercolour, a snapshot of a moment, capturing the feeling of sitting out under an olive tree on a hot day. Or watching the stormy sea on a cold winter’s day. Working in changing light is a creative challenge, often leading to unpredictable results.

Between 1987 and 2001 I designed and made stained glass windows, lampshades, and other decorative ‘Tiffany glass’ objects. I began making mosaics in 1997, using a mixture of stained glass pieces too small for stained glass work, and vitreous tiles. More recently, I’ve added discarded broken china and pottery, various found objects, old jewellery, furniture, as I’m especially interested in the concept of minimising waste.

Katie in her gallery


York School of Art, York, England 1974 – 1975
State Academy of Fine Art, Rome, Italy 1976 – 1978
Edinburgh School of Art, Summer School (life drawing) 2008
Luciana Notturni School of Mosaics, Ravenna, Italy (ancient mosaic techniques) 2015
Working trip to the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia doing volunteer work in village schools and mosaics, print making and painting, using whatever (limited ) resources were available, January 2016

Solo Exhibitions

Kyklos Gallery, Paphos, 1983
Die Strasse Galerie, Paderborn, Germany, 1985
Peter’s Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 1993
Abu Faysal, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1995, 1997 and 2001
Croft Gallery, Swindon, UK, 2002
Orpheus Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 2003
En Plo, Paphos, Cyprus, 2003
Abu Faysal, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2004
Diakosmos, Khlorakas, Paphos, Cyprus, 2004
Number 265 Saint Andrews street, Limassol, Cyprus
Kallepia Gallery, Paphos, Cyprus, 2006

Group Exhibitions

Kyklos Gallery, Paphos, Cyprus, 1982 and 1986
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Centre, Limassol, Cyprus, 1994
En Plo, Paphos, Cyprus, 2005
Dino Art Cafe, Limassol, Cyprus, 2006 and 2007
‘Brandy Sour’, Katiecolours Studio, Limassol, Cyprus, 2012
Chelsea Art Fair, London, UK, 2014
‘5 Elements’, number 10 Georgiou Malekidi street, Limassol, Cyprus, 2014
Zante Art Fair, Limassol, Cyprus, 2014
Rouan Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 2016
‘Small Wonders’, Rouan Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 2017
‘Bloodline’, Beat Bazar, Limassol, Cyprus, 2017
‘Untitled’, Beat Bazar, Limassol, Cyprus, 2017
‘Small Treasures’, EKATE, The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2017
‘At Home, Psematismenos, Cyprus, 2018
‘Small Wonders’, Rouan Gallery, 2018
‘Titled’, Blue Iris Gallery, Paphos, Cyprus, 2018
‘Keeping it a Secret’, ‘Palia Ilektriki’, Cyprus, 2018
‘Street Life Festival’, Limassol, Cyprus 2019
‘Black and White’, Exhibit 8 Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 2020
‘The Newsprint Open’, Three Works, Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK, 2021