AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY MARY MOUSKAS
Friday 29th October 2021 at 6.30 pm
Summit Room, Four Seasons Hotel Limassol.
Followed by a cocktail reception.
Official opening by: Mrs Andri Anastasiades.
Exhibition continues all day on Saturday 30th October.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE ARTWORKS WILL BE DONATED
TO THE PARKINSON’S CHARITIES.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: Mouskas Foundation
Mary Mouskas was born in London her parents from Vavla and Kato Drys she is married with three children she attended South Hampstead High School and London School of Economics. Mary Mouskas was Justice of the Peace at Barnet Magistrates Court and the Chair of Cancer Research UK Totteridge Society.
A message from Mary Mouskas
I have named this exhibition ‘Nature’s inspirations‘ because I have been inspired by the abundance of beauty and richness in nature to attempt to paint my interpretation of what I see and feel. This has been greatly therapeutic for me as a Parkinson’s sufferer.
Parkinson’s is a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder, for which there is no cure, as yet. There are around 6 million sufferers worldwide and over 2,000 in Cyprus (1 in 400!). Symptoms vary between one person and the next, some being very visible such as uncontrollable tremors, loss of balance, poor posture, lack of movement and coordination and speech problems and some being invisible, such as depression and sheer lack of motivation.
I have had Parkinson’s for 15 years now and am managing to keep it under control with medication and a positive outlook and mindset. This is mainly due to the unconditional love, patience and tolerance that I constantly receive from my wonderful, devoted and caring husband George, my children, grandchildren and sisters. (Not to mention extended family and friends!)
In recent years, I have discovered art as a form of expression and escape which has also helped me immensely in keeping calm, happy and positive.
I have already given away several creations to family and friends, but the entire proceeds for these paintings today will be donated to and divided equally between two charities: The Cyprus Parkinson’s Disease Association and ‘Funding the Cure’ for Parkinson’s U.K.
I would like to thank Nick Aristou for initially suggesting that I hold an exhibition and immediately offering the venue. I am also very grateful to the Four Season’s management and staff who have been very kind, helpful and accommodating.
My sincere thanks and appreciation go out to Andri Anastasiades for officially opening the exhibition.
Finally, I would like to thank Helene Black who for the past 3 Years has been my ongoing source of encouragement and inspiration.