From Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Goya’s El Tres de Mayo, artists have always embraced the darkness and sought night’s allure. While the rest of the world is tucked under their blankets or lying with a lover, some of us are night owls, using those small, silent hours to create while the rest slumber. Late... Continue Reading →
For a bit of a different kind of post today, it’s time to step into my tiny shoes and discover just what a day in the life of an artist is all about! First – I must confess that I am not a full-time artist, but I work full-time from Monday to Friday so that... Continue Reading →
I don't get out and paint in Malta as much as I'd like. So when the opportunity arose to do some plein air painting in the beautiful November weather, I jumped at the chance. An event organised by Bird Life Malta, Wings Over Valletta was set up to celebrate the white wagtail, a migratory bird... Continue Reading →
Autumn is definitely my favourite season. There's so much potential in the colours, and everything's so fleeting. There's that beautiful moment of calm before Winter sets in. In Malta, Autumn doesn't really exist. The trees have no need to shed their leaves to protect their chlorophyll from frost (the temperature very rarely drops below 5... Continue Reading →
#DogHeroes is back again, this time focusing on a place much closer to home. Last weekend was my second visit to the Association for Abandoned Animals in Marsa (otherwise known as the AAA). I went to volunteer, and I was at first struck by the shabbiness of the place. It's old, tired, and in much... Continue Reading →
A brand new painting concept in Malta; the Maltese falcon and Knight of Malta embracing a front door.
"Hunting, including trapping (or the catching of wild birds by means of traditional clap-nets for the purpose of keeping the any caught birds alive in captivity), is allowed on about 160 Sq. Km. Of the Maltese islands and, with about 12,000 shooters and 4,000 trappers, the resulting density (some 80 sportsmen per square kilometer of huntable... Continue Reading →