oil on panel 60 x 120 cm


When the lockdown started in March, I was in my studio on Texel. Everything suddenly came to a standstill, an enormous calm ensued.

When I walked to te sea and  the dunes every day, I rarely saw people. Even on the beach there were no people, I was completely taken over by nature.


It seemed as if I had ended up in a virtual reality game, where all people had suddenly disappeared. There was a serene peace which was very beautiful and on the other hand felt very unreal because there were no people. Even the sea was calm and there was no wind.


This inspired me to paint art work  'Calm down.'


I wish everyone a nice summer & good health!


Kind regards,

Gelos Michailidis



oil on panel 40 x 120 cm

AVAILABLE at gallery van Dun - Oisterwijk The Netherlands


Art Breda and PAN Amsterdam 2020 are cancelled.


The paintings are exhibited at:


Galerie van Dun

De Lind 52 te Oisterwijk


Collectie Harms Rolde

Hof van Saksen - Nooitgedacht


Galerie ArtFusion

Arena Boulevard 58 te Amsterdam



Oil on panel - 60 x 120 cm



Magazine Landleven

Landleven is an outdoor living magazine. In February 2020 is an interview with Gelos. In this article he tells how his paintings are made, about his inspiration and motivation. Every winter he paints in his studio on the Wadden island of Texel. Landleven is for sale in various supermarkets and book stores.  Read more>>

"I am self thaught. To get inspiration I travel to the Dutch coast or to the wadden Island Texel to observe the light, the space and the appearance of shadows.

The sparkles in the sea, the dunes and the skies are an unrelenting stream of inspiration and ideas that I process on panels in oils."


Gelos Michailidis 
Utrecht 1968