Dione Borg, Artist

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How did you get started?
I liked drawing since I can remember. At the age of seventeen I started attending classes at the Malta School of Art. From there on I knew that Art was going to play an important role in my life.

What genre do you consider your work to be?
My art is mainly figurative centered mostly around the portrait and human figure, often incorporting elements of abstract expressionism.

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
An orchestration of texture and colour, transforming paint into emotion.

Where was your first exhibition held?
My first exhibition was held at the Maltese-Soviet Cultural Centre in Valletta in 1975.

How long have you been painting?
Since I was around 14 years old

Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
I don’t have a favourite painting but I like best those paintings where I find freedom to be expressive in the execution. I tend to prefer spontaneity over form.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
Michelangelo, for his grand vision, Rembrandt for his technique and Monet for his colour.

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
An architect.

What is the epitome of happiness for you?
Happiness is illusive, but I find most joy when I find purpose.

What are you working on at the moment?
A 200 x 200 cm semi abstract of Valletta bastions.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
Morning is the time when I’m most productive.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
Occasional one

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
List is too long

Favourite place to holiday?

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