Tony Bugeja, artist and illustrator

Tony Bugeja, I have worked in various mediums concerning art and through the years I have done works in oils, watercolors, airbrushed acrylics and as I had worked as a graphic artist in an advertising agency, I also can create computer generated art.

CHURCH IN BLUE Tony Bugeja

How did you get started?
I was into art from an early age. I remember I was always drawing, mostly copying comics books. In my teens I than attended the School of Art and I was also fortunate to have as my Art Masters at the Lyceum two great artists, Esprit Barthet and Antoine Camilleri who were a big influence to us students

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
There are many contemporary artists whom I find inspiring, I think the Impressionists though really brought about a new concept how to do art.

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
I paint shapes and colours, not locations.

MARSASCALA EVENING Tony Bugeja

What genre do you consider your work to be?
I do not tie myself to a particular genre. I can do a landscape and I can do portraits. I enjoy painting and am not tied to any particular style neither.

Your favourite from among your own artworks?
I have a number of paintings that I can say that they are my favourites

Where was your first exhibition held?
Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta 1982

Mgarr Harbour Gozo Tony Bugeja

What are you working on at the moment?
A set of caricatures, another line of art that I like

How long have you been painting?
Some fifty years…

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
I like to work in the morning but concepts some times originate in the mind late in the day

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
No coffee, only tea about 5 a day

SENGLEA Tony Bugeja

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
It’s always Sunday for me, I am retired

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
No

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
Maybe a small house with a studio in Gozo to escape to whenever I feel like it

Favourite place to holiday?
Italy

 

Monique Chambers

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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