Summer exhibition 


Tom von Kaenel, sculptor and painter, was born in Switzerland in 1961. Already in his early childhood he was deeply devoted to art. His desire to bring beauty to the world is Tom von Kaenel’s inspiration, drive and source for the creation of his works. Already during his training as a technical draughtsman and later as a teacher of pictorial design, he devoted himself to painting and three-dimensional work. Tom von Kaenel has exhibited his work in various solo and group exhibitions. For seven years he was represented by Galerie Ute Barth in Zurich. Everything in Tom von Kaenel’s environment inspires and shapes his work. He creates objects and sculptures out of Naxian marble in craftsmanship liveliness and timeless beauty.

All Vessels, Objects and Sculptures Tom makes are unique, handcrafted. The stones all come from the surrounding marble quarries of the island. The naxian Marble is of white, grey or yellow-brown color, its structure is crystalline. No measuring instruments other than compasses and scales are used in the production of a sculpture. The eye decides on the final shape. This small deviation in symmetry gives the form its individual tension. The Objects are kept raw, the surfaces are deliberately not polished, so that the traces of the craft are visible. The crystalline surfaces are shimmering. This gives the Objects and Sculptures a unique liveliness.


Private and group workshop

July 2022 (date TBD) and on request  

BE YOURSELF is for abstract beginners looking to unleash their creativity, learn the steps and create something beautiful. Creating abstract art can be very fun and rewarding but it can also be incredibly challenging. If you have that inner desire and enthusiasm to learn how to paint and at the same time, you’re looking for play, expression and freedom, then BE YOURSELF is what you are looking for!

Every artist has a unique style for creating, with certain steps, favourite techniques and tools. Even if the result looks random, the randomness has been achieved by a process of learning. Painting can be intuitive and expressive, a translation of your inner voice, but you will be happier and more effective on the canvas once you learn the steps and form your own unique style.

Together, we will be enjoying the magnificent surroundings of Hidden Hill while working on
• Inspiration, tools and the colour palette
• Background, making marks and learning to trust your intuition
• The power of stepping back and creating the right composition
• Building contrast and developing visual interest by shaping and layering
• Editing and final touches

*All materials, colours and canvases are provided.

Prices and registration at info@hiddenhillnaxos.com


Kids Workshop (from 10yrs and older)

July 2022 (date TBD)

Abstract art is a great way to get kids involved in art without worries of the result. Since abstract art doesn’t always have to “look like” something, the stress level is less than with other art projects. There’s no right or wrong way to create abstract art, which is very freeing specially for kids who may not feel confident in their artistic skills.

Together we will be experimenting with painting tools, colours and shapes. We will try colour combinations; discover how can we create shapes on canvas and learn the steps from start to end.

*All materials, colours and canvases are provided.

Prices and registration at info@hiddenhillnaxos.com