Aegina, the place he loved and where he settled in the ’70s, building his own house where he could stay and work for six months every year. The imposing building, which still exudes the painter’s energy, was designed by his friend Aris Konstantinids.

He used to move there at Easter, together with his friends Nikolaou and Kapralos, and return to Athens in the autumn.

He loved the light of the Saronic Gulf and the colours which, as he said, reminded him of those of the Ionian Sea.

The space where he created many of his works still carries the traces of the paint that dripped on the floor as he painted