Marika Borg, Painter

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How did you get started?
At a very early young age I started drawing whatever caught my eye… and the vibrant colours that surround us.

What genre do you consider your work to be?

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
The beauty of nature with vivid, vibrant colours.

Where was your first exhibition held?
Malta Hilton Portomaso, St Julian`s

How long have you been practising your art?
From a very early young age.

Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
Maria`s portrait

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
Vincent Van Gogh and Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Explorer or archaeologist

What is the epitome of happiness for you?
To put my dreams on canvas and create a good painting

What are you working on at the moment?
An upcoming exhibition at the German Maltese Circle.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
Definitely a night person

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
5 to 6 coffees a day

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
Sundays I spent them with my family but at night I usually end up in my studio painting

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
Joining an art school in Florence and En Plein Air workshops abroad

Favourite place to holiday?
Italy, Amsterdam or Spain


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