After three weeks of holiday in the UK and USA, I think it might take a while to get my feet back on the ground. I had never been to America before, so the flight alone was an experience..... and then- America!
Austin Texas to be precise. I was visiting my friend the artist Bruce Bingham in her new home. We didn't actually paint much but we had a lot of fun visiting art galleries and museums.
What hit me the most were the signs though - and the sense of crazy humour everywhere.
I have been really busy this last week taking down one exhibition and putting up another....... before I go on holiday.
All the details of the next exhibition are here
please pop along to the opening if you can. If not, the paintings will be at the Palazzo de Piro all summer. If you are in Malta they'd love to see you :-)
Immediately after the opening, I am off to London for a few days and then I'm going on an Adventure - my first trip to the USA. I will be visiting my great friend the artist Bruce Bingham, in Austin, Texas. I am very excited and really looking forward to being somewhere so different. The art scene will be the most interesting of all. Malta is tiny, 316 km2 (122 square miles). Every other person seems to be an artist, but we all know each other. Exposure to new and inspiring art is generally limited to the internet. Much as I love to browse foreign artist's work online, there's no comparison to seeing the real thing. I know that with my own work - it's hard to see the difference between a tiny picture and a huge one when they are all as big as your screen. And the colours - however hard you try to compensate - are changed by the processes of photography and individual screens. Texture and surface are hard to see on a screen too. There's something visceral about standing in front of a piece of art that really speaks to your soul.
I love to paint - and draw - and help others to discover their creative side too.....
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