‘Hydra - Big Houses Across The Bay’ 8 x 8 in  /  20.3 x 20.3 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2011 £140
A very particular feature of Hydra  is the way the buildings stack up the hillside, with smaller buildings on the lower level on the quay and grander buildings further up. The stone of the buildings is warm and many of them are rendered, painted white or sometimes strong colours, yellow ochre or deep red. The buildings present grand simple façades with small windows and the reflections in the water of the harbour echo the verticality of the structures.