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.
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.
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
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
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?
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?