Henriette Mallia, Painter

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Henriette Mallia was born in the UK in 1968

How did you get started?
I was immersed in it from the get go… being born half way through my father’s four year scholarship (art & design) in England.

What genre do you consider your work to be?

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
Fun, colour, reality and the imaginary world merge harmoniously.

Where was your first exhibition held?
‘Rotta tal-Arti’ 2008

How long have you been practising your art?
Since I could hold a pencil or brush in my hands. I was born in 1968.

Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
Verona under the Sea though every piece holds fond memories.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
Georgia O’Keeffe

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

What is the epitome of happiness for you?
Wherever my heart and soul flutter side by side.

What are you working on at the moment?
Fort Saint Angelo, multi chromatic version.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
Depends on the need.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
Herbal teas for summer; coffees for winter.

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
Morning out and about with the family, working in the afternoon.

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
Not gonna happen.

Favourite place to holiday?
North Wales.


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