Caroline Navarro, painter

Caroline Navarro, sails, sailing, painting,

I was born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and brought up in Malta. My wish to become an internationally acclaimed artist developed after I followed a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney. I was chosen to represent Malta as part of the CHOGM in 2002.  Subsequently, I have exhibited at the United Nations in New York, at the Commonwealth Society and Harrods in Central London, at the Montmatre Town Hall in Paris, at St. Tropez, at Seville Spain and at an Art Symposium in Italy. I managed my own gallery at the Hilton, I completed trophies for the Rolex Middlesea Race in 2005 and 2006 and have also work on the film ‘Troy’. My works can be found worldwide, in numerous private collections.

Caroline Navarro, sails, sailing, painting,
Relief sails RMSR on the Marsamxett Harbour by Caroline Navarro

How did you get started? I’ve painted since childhood but my first exposure was in Sydney, in 2000, when Iparticipated in a mural project as part of the embellishment of the city, leading towards the Olympic Games.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by? The expressionists, particularly Emil Nolde.

Describe your work in less than 10 words. Vibrant, fiery, colourful, agitated brushstrokes, movement, Mediterranean moments.

What genre do you consider your work to be? Expressionist

Your favourite from among your own artworks? Harbour/port views.

Where was your first exhibition held? In Sydney in 2000.

What are you working on at the moment? A private commission on my seascapes, harbours and boats.

The 3 cities
The Three Cities by Caroline Navarro

How long have you been painting?  For about 25 years or so.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night? I work/study better in the morning and I love partying all night.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.  2 and never after 2pm as I am too energetic.

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours? Often having a lazy lunch and doing as little as possible.

St. Angelo arrival part of the Trophee Bailli de Suffren
St. Angelo arrival part of the Trophee Bailli de Suffren by Caroline Navarro

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?  Yes, for sure.

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?  A fabulous yacht.

Favourite place to holiday?  Marrakesh, Morocco

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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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