Markos Kampanis undertook to decorate during 1996, the wooden ceilings of the N.W. section of Simonos Petra monastery. He was inspired by the folk style paintings that can be found in many Macedonian mansions and some Mt Athos similar monastic wooden ceiling decorations. Apart from the general color layout and some simple decorative elements, the main part of this work is a “topography” of the monastery, its dependencies and the overall landscape surrounding it. It was based on numerous photographs and preparatory drawings, to be presented in a contemporary folk-like style, in a frieze 21 cm wide and about 30 meters in length. The work was executed directly on the wooden structure with casein colors.
In the monastery gardens Iconostasis, Markos Kampanis painted during 1996 a fresco mural of Saint Tryphon, protector of agriculture and the story of Saint Joasaph the gardener.