Pauleen Micallef was born in 1951 in Leicester, England but has lived in Malta all her life. She paints mainly from plein air, thus reflecting a spontaneous, vibrant and colourful approach to her works.
She has attended workshops with artists hailing from across the world. Various exhibitions, solo and with other artists, were organised by her for many years. Several of her paintings are in private collections locally and abroad. Worth mentioning is the set of 8 Prehistoric Temples painted in sepia ink, which was painted in 2001 but donated to Heritage Malta in 2006, which is now on permanent display at the office Heritage Halls in Birgu Malta. She is also a regular contributor to philanthropic events.
Main mentors were the late Ms Spiteri Stains (Maltese) and Norwegian Artist Olaug Vethal (1946 – 2007). Pauleen paints sea/landscapes, flowers, portraits, farmhouses/chapels and the human figure. Mediums used are acrylics, oils, pastels, inks, water colours to charcoal n’ chalks.
When a painting is hung on the wall, part of the artist remains there too.
- Her Philosophy
The main intention of this Malta art based website is to bring a sense of enlightenment into our lives. Poverty, hunger, climate change, greed, wars and the Covid 19 virus have all affected us. I do hope that through my colourful Maltese artworks, a feeling of hope for a better world is transmitted.
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