Josette Fenech, painter

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Josette Fenech is a wife and a mother of two, a business woman and an artist.

How did you get started?
I started in my twenties inspired by my 3-year-old son who learnt to paint before he knew how to talk properly.

What genre do you consider your work to be?
Abstract art painted mainly in acrylics because it allows me to work fast and be more spontaneous.

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
Abstract art with a sense of realism and spiritual depth.

Where was your first exhibition held?
Ir-Razzett tal-Markiz Mallia Tabone in Mosta.

How long have you been painting?
About 11 years.

Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
‘New Horizons’ because it reflects my visions and my constant pursuit for tranquillity.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
I love Van Gogh, Monet and Turner.

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
I think I would be a social worker. Love helping people but at the same time I cannot imagine my life without art.

What is the epitome of happiness for you?
Inner peace and mental tranquillity.

What are you working on at the moment?
A very large canvas dominated by blooming red poppies.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
Definitely not a morning person. I need a full hour after I awaken just to come to my senses.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
I limit myself to 4 to 5 cups.

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others.
How do you spend yours?
On Sundays I do my best to devote a long time to my art.

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
Very much so.

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
I would love to have a small place by the sea where I could spend lots of time painting.

Favourite place to holiday?
I love mainly Venice and Florence.

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