‘Akkwarellisti’ watercolours exhibition
Seven watercolourists, members of the informal group of Akkwarellisti, will be launching their second collective art exhibition on 26 November at the Chamber of Commerce, Valletta. The group meets every month to review their paintings and exchange views on styles and techniques applicable to the watercolour medium.
a retired art teacher of 40 years’ experience, depicts mainly countryside scenes done plein air, featuring rocks, fields and the restless sea. He has had nine solo exhibitions over the last 12 years, his most recent one being ‘Vanishing Valletta’, featuring life in Valletta before the Second World War. George studied at the School of Art under Harry Alden, Esprit Barthet and Carmelo Mangion.
is a watercolour artist but would love to experiment in oils and acrylics. John loves Malta and is very passionate about its environment. Very much conscious of the selfish and irresponsible way Malta’s natural and architectural wealth are being exploited, his paintings primarily focus on the colours that characterise the island’s honeycoloured buildings and village scenes. The contents of each painting abound and overflow with a nostalgic quality, be it a narrow street, a wayside chapel, a fishing boat, a quaint building or a rusted gate.
an architect and planner by profession, took up watercolours one year after his retirement from the position of Director General of MEPA in January 2009. He studied art initially at the School of Art and is currently tutored by Vincent Amos and Andrew Borg in the art of watercolours. He had his first solo exhibition in 2013. His landscapes, streetscapes and skylines capture light and shadow, shapes, forms, space, depth, distance and vibrant light in a figurative manner, as well as giving a romantic slant.
a qualified draughtsman, attended a number of workshops in watercolour painting with Debbie Caruana Dingli and John Martin Borg. He also studied life figure drawing with Madeleine Gera. He frequents regularly the School of Art and he was awarded the Special Prize for progress in the art of painting from the same school. His watercolour paintings are fresh and he has an eye for detail, depicting mainly the local scenery. His ability to capture the mood of the moment can be felt in his paintings.
studied art at the School of Art under Esprit Barthet, Harry Alden, C Cassar and Joe L Mallia and drawing classes under Anthony Calleja. He took part in several exhibitions both local and abroad and some of his works can be found in private collections. Earlier this year he participated in a collective art exhibition at the European Parliament. His works exhibit an understanding of how light portrays images of the local environment and heritage.
found out that doing the same thing for long periods of time, apart from being tedious and boring, has never been his cup of tea. Every now and then Louis needs to change and find new interests. Painting is the result of one such change. Mostly self-taught but having worked for some time as a draughtsman, his experience in that work shows in his portrayal of architectural subjects which he does in great detail while paying particular attention to the play of light on the subject.
a self taught artist is a figurative painter. With light and flowing brush strokes, Madeleine depicts many popular spots in Malta and Gozo. This time with subtle tenderness, Madeleine boasts of the beautiful blue seas that surround our Islands, conveying a feeling of calm and tranquility.
Exhibition is at The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Republic Street, Valletta, between 28 November and 9 December 2016. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm