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.
2/6/2014 03:05:10 pm
I wish you all the best. I am sure that you will have a wonderful experience of working with other prolific artists and it would add to your experience and knowledge. Had no time to visit anything, as usual juggling with time, especially with my grandchildren. they have taken over my life, but they will all grow soon and they will lead their own lives. I would then go back to my art and use this nanna experience to increase my strength as an artist to paint with depth and emotion. Take care and enjoy!
2/6/2014 04:34:06 pm
Hi Pauleen! Thank you for your good wishes - I certainly intend to enjoy myself to the fullest! All experiences enrich our art in some way - they give us more to express. So I am sure that being a Nanna will add to your artistic 'voice' in very many ways!
2/6/2014 11:45:55 pm
3/6/2014 05:13:23 am
Hi Chris! Thanks for posting! If you can't make it for the opening, do pop in next time you are in Malta..... it's such a lovely place.
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