Myriam Darmanin, Painter

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Myriam Darmanin started her tuition at the School of Art in Valletta, then attended Eman Grima’s art classes at the Malta Society of Arts. Myriam is currently being tutored in watercolour painting by Vince Amos and she participates regularly in collective exhibitions. She paints mainly in pastels and watercolour.

How did you get started?
My grandfather was a painter in frescoes in Churches by profession, and my uncle was a sculptor (Joseph Galea). I think I must have inherited it. I started about 15 years ago when my children started university and I found some time for myself. I also always worked full time as a PA to the CEO of a group of companies.

What genre do you consider your work to be?
I love figure drawing. I am deeply attracted to the figure and when I paint them I feel like I’m moulding them.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
I don’t know

What are you working on at the moment?
I form part of a group of artists that meeting once a week for live model painting.

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

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
I drink 3 to 5 cups daily

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
Besides painting, I love cooking so Sundays are spent on cooking a big lunch for family and guests.

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
Yes definitely

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with? I would have a state of the art studio and the rest for charity.

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