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ALETA MICHALETOS GALLERY was established in 1983. Over the years, many historical and unforgettable art events were held in this light filled, double volume space, which overlooks a sparkling pool in a lush garden.

The space was initially created to function solely as her studio. However by request, solo exhibitions for other artists were presented from 1983 and ALETA MICHALETOS GALLERY was born. She rapidly gained a reputation for her natural artistic flair, her uncanny marketing skills and her meticulous and passionate attention to detail. Soon, her glowing exhibition record and her skills as a first class curator, created such a demand for the enchanting venue and services, that it outweighed what she was able to provide. In addition there was a growing demand for her rare paintings and the strain of singlehandedly transforming a productive artist’s studio into a pristine professional Gallery up to 12 times a year, with the resulting interruptions and disruptions and loss of focus became a severe impediment to her own production.

In 2007 the problem was solved when a cottage on her property was converted into functional and permanent viewing galleries (GALLERIES PETITES) and the bespoke studio, could retain its relaxed and creative atmosphere (STUDIO ILLUMINARE)

2013
34) Members of the International Circle of Friends in GALLERIES PETITES

34) Members of the International Circle of Friends in GALLERIES PETITES

35) International Circle of Friends visit for a Walk- & Talkabout

35) International Circle of Friends visit for a Walk- & Talkabout

36) International Circle of Friends visit for a Walk- & Talkabout

36) International Circle of Friends visit for a Walk- & Talkabout

37) Members of the International Circle of Friends in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

37) Members of the International Circle of Friends in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

33) International Circle of Friends visit for a Walk- & Talkabout

33) International Circle of Friends visit for a Walk- & Talkabout

32) Bonolo spends a day in Studio Illuminare, happily creating

32) Bonolo spends a day in Studio Illuminare, happily creating

31) A very happy collector

31) A very happy collector

Michelle van Gass, proud new owner of ‘ROLLERCOASTER’

30) A corner in Studio Illuminare where several ideas are developing

30) A corner in Studio Illuminare where several ideas are developing

29) LYCEUM Club for Greek Women attend a walk-and talkabout

29) LYCEUM Club for Greek Women attend a walk-and talkabout

28) GALLERIES PETITES: ‘IVY LEAGUE’

28) GALLERIES PETITES: ‘IVY LEAGUE’

The guests will arrive shortly

27) GALLERIES PETITES: ‘IVY LEAGUE’

27) GALLERIES PETITES: ‘IVY LEAGUE’

Attended by the artist Bongi Bengu

26) GALLERIES PETITES: ‘IVY LEAGUE’

26) GALLERIES PETITES: ‘IVY LEAGUE’

To celebrate the magnificent wall flanking the viewing galleries which was bedecked in flaming ivy

25) Enthusiastic collector from Europe

25) Enthusiastic collector from Europe

The hotelier Albert Helms in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

24) Interesting discussions

24) Interesting discussions

With Steph van Schalkwyk from the USA

23) A delightful visit

23) A delightful visit

By the acclaimed author, actor and Theatre marvel, Christo Gerlach

22) The artistic couple Nicholas and Ans Smith, visit ‘FLIGHT OF THE IMAGINATION’ GALLERIES PETITES

22) The artistic couple Nicholas and Ans Smith, visit ‘FLIGHT OF THE IMAGINATION’ GALLERIES PETITES

21) Hykie Berg (collector)visits in GALLERIES PETITES: ‘FLIGHT OF THE IMAGINATION’ 4th January

21) Hykie Berg (collector)visits in GALLERIES PETITES: ‘FLIGHT OF THE IMAGINATION’ 4th January

20) GALLERIES PETITES

20) GALLERIES PETITES

GALLERIES PETITES: Manda Bester Independent curator (formerly the curator at the Development Bank) 1st January

2012
19) GALLERIES PETITES

19) GALLERIES PETITES

GALLERIES PETITES: ‘Flight of the Imagination’. Proud and longstanding collector with his newest acquisition ‘Cranium: AMYRILLA AMYGDALA’ December

18)  ‘Flight of the Imagination’ Cabinet 2

18) ‘Flight of the Imagination’ Cabinet 2

GALLERIES PETITES

17) ‘SACRED BEAUTY’

17) ‘SACRED BEAUTY’

An oil painting commissioned for a SPA in Johannesburg, nears completion

2011
16) Visit from the IDSA ladies (Ambassador Spouses)

16) Visit from the IDSA ladies (Ambassador Spouses)

For tea and a Walk-and Talk-about

15) The Ambassador of Japan, HE Toshiro Osawa & his wife Cici, in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

15) The Ambassador of Japan, HE Toshiro Osawa & his wife Cici, in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

2009
14) A portion of STUDIO ILLUMINARE

14) A portion of STUDIO ILLUMINARE

2007
13) Cabinet 2: charcoal works from the series: ‘Unpolished Gems from the Orient’

13) Cabinet 2: charcoal works from the series: ‘Unpolished Gems from the Orient’

12) STUDIO ILLUMINARE is in full production and waiting for the framers to collect

12) STUDIO ILLUMINARE is in full production and waiting for the framers to collect

11) STUDIO ILLUMINARE is in full production

11) STUDIO ILLUMINARE is in full production

2006
10) High Commissioner of Bangladesh: Nasima Heider

10) High Commissioner of Bangladesh: Nasima Heider

Chantel Dartnall and Mari Dartnall: Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Boutique Hotel

 

 

09) Shree-Devi Nair Pal (wife of the High Commissioner of India) with Faissal & Aysha Moalla, Charge d’affaires Saudi Arabia

09) Shree-Devi Nair Pal (wife of the High Commissioner of India) with Faissal & Aysha Moalla, Charge d’affaires Saudi Arabia

08) Dinner, an art discussion

08) Dinner, an art discussion

A sneak preview of the nearly completed ‘IDYLLIRIUM’ with HE Satyabrata Pal (Indian High Commissioner) & HE Amb Virgil Reyes (Philippines)

07) Intense concentration while painting ‘IDYLLIRIUM’

07) Intense concentration while painting ‘IDYLLIRIUM’

2005
06) Activity wherever your eyes rest in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

06) Activity wherever your eyes rest in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

05) STUDIO ILLUMINARE  in full production. ‘ODYSSEY’ on the easel,  series: Translucense

05) STUDIO ILLUMINARE in full production. ‘ODYSSEY’ on the easel, series: Translucense

‘OVALIS’ & ‘DETONARIS’ on an easel and the ledge, Series:ALETHEA on the wall, and the series: Unpolished Gems: TAXI GRAND & TAXI PETIT

04) Preparations in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

04) Preparations in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

2003
03) ‘P’URGE’, a solo exhibition in my Gallery, opened by the Ambassador of Greece Mr John Economides. With the well-known photographer Lisa Hnatowicz

03) ‘P’URGE’, a solo exhibition in my Gallery, opened by the Ambassador of Greece Mr John Economides. With the well-known photographer Lisa Hnatowicz

1989
02) In STUDIO ILLUMINARE

02) In STUDIO ILLUMINARE

With some newly completed paintings from the series: ‘ALETHEA’

1984
01) With ‘AFRICAN GOLD’ in STUDIO ILLUMINARE

01) With ‘AFRICAN GOLD’ in STUDIO ILLUMINARE