I have always loved words for their meaning, music and aesthetic. The curvature of old typefaces.
My name is Kia founder and principal artist behind Dazzling Word Art/Word Signs Decor a typographical studio in the heart of the Mediterranean that offers custom hand painted signage, home decor, and personalised gifts.
My great grandfather was a cabinet maker and my grandfather a carpenter. So it's no surprise that you'll find me sanding, priming and coating wood. Days in my studio are spent woodworking, playing with palates that reflect my family's Cypriot English heritage (not forgetting a little bit of Irish), and trialling new designs with card, paper, paint and foil. Before I carried out this tradition of artisan trade, life was a different picture. Post-divorce with three children, I found myself at 50 starting over. Word Art Signs Decor has become more than a business, it's a fresh page, a blank canvas in which to tell a new kind of story.
Life can be tricky to navigate. Sometimes you need to go on an adventure to rediscover who you are. Sometimes you need a gentle reminder of the nature of things. A quick flash of inspiration, a few kind words can go long way. I like to think of my art as all of those things. Offering positivity, solace, faith and inspiration to every person.
I hope you will follow me on this journey.
From my heart to your home....
P.S That's me on the right!