Stavros’s paintings are internal landscapes that offer the viewer a glimpse into a very private emotional response to the natural world. His paintings emerge from memory and nostalgia and have been described as "shivering paintings kindled by the flame of poetic imagination".
Following the traditions of Post Modernism, his compositions of are developed vertically. The horizon is pushed upwards to the top border of the painting, while the perception of depth is reversed by the intensity of the colour. Stavros loves the powerful chromatic forms where the dialogue between the warm earthly colours and the cold blues is predominant.
In 1980 Stavros started a two-year apprenticeship with Vasilis Fotopoulos (Oscar prize winner for the set and costume design for the film „Zorba the Greek,“)
This was followed by six years of study (1984-1990) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. There he specialized in Painting, Drawing and Graphic Art and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Set and Costume Design.