Peter Sternäng cycles along the coast of his beloved Greece and paints. In this way he combines work with his love for nature, fresh air and exercise. He paints by the coast, with watercolors that dry quickly in the sun, and moves on to the next spot that inspires him.
For more than fifty years I have travelled and worked in Greece. My love for the country was already established during history lessons as a high school student in Sweden, my birthplace, and my first Greek friends were political refugees during the years of the military junta. As a young man I hitchhiked three times through Europe from Sweden to Greece, back and forth, and walked and lived around the country, on the mainland, among the islands of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese and Crete. The first time I crossed the border from the former Yugoslavia was in July 1972.
For the past twenty five years I visit Greece every year, for a few months in spring and autumn. I have mainly lived and worked in Mani in the Peloponnese but I have also lived in several of the Ionian Islands, from Corfu in the north to Kythera in the south.
In addition to countless exhibitions in my homeland with Greece as a main "theme", in recent years I have had several exhibitions in Greece. My travels are also described on many occasions in Swedish magazines, like HELLENIKA, as well as in the Greek newspaper Eleftheria (Ελευθερία / Freedom).