Paul Caruana, was born in April 1960.
How did you get started?
My dad was in the merchant navy and he used to illustrate the letters he sent home so I can see where he had been and what he saw. I was too little to read.
What genre do you consider your work to be?
I like to paint the local scene, life and all.
Describe your work in less than 10 words.
I try to make people aware of life around them
Where was your first exhibition held?
Moscow, Russia 1985
How long have you been painting?
Since as far back as I can remember
Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
A seascape I did in oils a few months after dad passed away, in memory of him.
Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
I get inspired by many artists, but my favourite is John Singer Sargent
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
A scuba diver all year round.
What is the epitome of happiness for you?
Listening to music and painting through the whole night till morning.
What are you working on at the moment?
My 12th solo show
Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
I do paint during the day, but prefer painting throughout the night till morning
How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
3 coffees at work, endless teas at home
Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others.
How do you spend yours?
Usually painting and trying to plan what to paint during the coming week.
Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
A small studio, nothing big.
Favourite place to holiday?
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Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.