Watch: ‘We help each other grow and improve our art’

Twelve women are participating in a collective exhibition which is currently being held at Razzett tal-Markiż in Mosta.

Two of the participants Fabiola Agius Anastasi and Yvette Carabott spoke to about the ongoing exhibition explaining how the group came together. It is not the first time that the twelve artists involved put up a collective exhibition.

It all started when they were taking lessons at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta that the group of women kept in touch and formed the group. Meeting on a weekly basis they seek to enjoy each other’s company, enjoy their passion for art but also grow individually as artists. The group serves as a space for them to criticize each other’s work, give their honest opinion and share their knowledge.

The artists use different techniques and materials such as water colours, oil, acrylics, ink and pastels. Through their art, they express themselves in their own unique way.

Speaking to, Ms Agius Anastasi explained that as a group of women they can understand each other better on different levels. She remarked that while each and everyone of them had their own private life and family they used this time to express their feelings through art.

Ms Carabott said that the workshops are a space to share ideas and relax. ‘We share our different ideas and have developed a friendship,’ she said.

The art exhibition which is open between 1 and 14 March does not have a particular theme however they brought the different works of art in a cohesive manner.

The artists exhibiting in this collective exhibition titled Pinzellati are:

Pinzellati exhibition

Joanne Azzopardi who feels that through art she can express her creativity

Audrey Vella who expresses her moods and emotions through the use of different mediums in her art

Judith Dingli for whom semi abstract paintings are her inspiration

Maria Cauchi who considers art as a language and expression of her inner thoughts and ideas

Fabiola Agius Anastasi who likes to express herself using art which unveils her mood in a particular period

Mariuccia Zammit who says that art is the only way to run away without leaving home

Josephine Hili who always had a passion for painting and rediscovered it once her children grew up

Yvette Carabott who enjoys painting in various media, her favourite being watercolour

Elena Toncheva who uses various techniques and different media and enjoys mostly using mixed media

Marita Fenech who defines painting as a means of relaxation

Marika Camilleri who finds painting as a passion she enjoys

Evelina Albanozzo who expresses her creativity in her art and enjoys using different techniques and colours.

Video: Miguela Xuereb