Anna Galea’s preferred painting medium is watercolour. She is mostly known for my large floral watercolours, seascapes and life figure paintings.
She says she is quite excited by her newest works – abstractions in water colour.
Anna has a studio/gallery in Marsaskala but presently also residing, painting and exhibiting in Dubai UAE.
How did you get started?
I’ve been always at it, drawing and colouring since I could hold a pencil.
I went on to obtain a BA History of Art & Archaeology, a Masters Degree in Creativity and Innovation (University of Malta). I also attended the Malta School of Art and various painting workshops and studied Contemporary Painting (Central St. Martins London).
What genre do you consider your work to be?
Figurative venturing into abstract expressionist
Describe your work in less than 10 words.
Opposite of dark… colourful, strong vibrant light contrasts
Where was your first exhibition held?
Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta Malta 1999
How long have you been practising your art?
Forever, especially during the last 30 years
Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
Difficult to answer – perhaps the ‘Qaqocc’ and ‘Gidra’ diptych
Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
This keeps changing…. presently Peter Doig for his large strong compositions and colour
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
A musician or chef or traveller or writer or ……
What is the epitome of happiness for you?
When a painting I am working on reacts with me beyond my expectations and we work together and time just doesn’t exist!
What are you working on at the moment?
Huge watercolour abstractions as large as 1.5 metres x 1.5 metres
Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
Five double strong espressos daily, maybe more
Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
I paint mostly during the week. Sundays more with family and extended family when I’m in Malta.
Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
YES YES YES
If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
Traveling to visit art shows, music and theatre shows, plein air painting abroad with artist friends, painting, painting, exhibiting.
Favourite place to holiday?
Trekking the Alps