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About the Artist Anna Galea- Malta

Anna Galea - is an artist from the island of Malta. She has been painting and exhibiting her works for the past thirty years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History of Art and Archeology (2009) and
a Master’s Degree in Creativity and Innovation (2013) from the Edward de Bono Institute of Thinking, University of Malta.

Anna Galea is renowned mainly for her large still life watercolours and abstractions. She paints in various mediums but her passion lies in watercolour. She is also inclined towards life figure drawing
and plein air painting and has exhibited her artwork extensively across Europe and the Middle East. Her next planned major exhibition is in New York in July/August 2017.
Anna’s paintings have featured in books of the highly acclaimed ‘International Artist’ publishers of USA, on telephone cards, calendars, book covers, books and other publications.
Prestigious prizes include First Prize in the National Art Competition (Malta) in 2003, Best Watercolour Award (British RA) in 1998, the Silver Palette Competition (twice) in 2002 & 2004.
Her works can be found in various private collections of art connoisseurs, in palaces, museums, banks and offices.

Artist’s statement:
“With watercolour I am fascinated by the translucency and vibrancy of this favorite medium of mine - watercolour empowers me to play with light… and colour… and shadow… detail… and blurred abstraction.
With oils and acrylic I find I express myself differently - my art seems to struggle to emerge from a dark ground to interact with the viewer.”- Anna Galea
In this exhibition at Art Couture, Anna Galea is showing a celebration of floral paintings that give visitors the opportunity to relate with her artist statements.

Below a write up that best describes the artist & her style

By Prof. Mario Buhagiar, Ph.D(Lond.), University of Malta, November 2010.
“Anna is an artist whom you cannot help not loving. The warm lyrical appeal, verging on the idyllic, of her water colours, has in it a touch of the magical that has a dream-like quality about it.
Perhaps the first thing that strikes you when you first come into contact with her work is the spontaneity of her response to nature.

“What is so special about her is the fact that she has never lost her freshness. In this lie her magic and her perennial zest for the beautiful.

“It is all to her credit that that she has managed, and superbly so, to exploit the gifts with which nature endowed her. She has never looked back. Has never stagnated . She has been all the time developing.
A look around you cannot but impress you by the breath of her vision. We do not know what the future holds in store. Of one thing I am convinced. She still has a lot to surprise with.