Description Back in 2003 I spent few months living in Mestre - Venice. I used to take frequent trips roaming around and getting lost in the narrow streets, walking by the canals, always fascinated by the sights, sounds and smells of this unique city. This piece is the first of a 4-part series I did to depict my impressions of Venice. The gondola became the protagonist - set against various backgrounds that all form part of the Venice I experienced.
Stephanie Borg, Malta Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement I love colour! It's what urges me to start a new artwork. I don't usually have an exact idea of what my finished piece will look like and the process is always daunting ~ I am filled with both confidence and insecurity. Inks are still my preferred medium and I get quite a thrill working with them ~ each brushstroke is an irreversible moment of truth, discovery and magic in which I try to capture the expression in that unique moment.
I believe that inspiration is everywhere, and sometimes I'm not even aware of it at the moment I'm experiencing it. However, my own state of being always plays an important role in my choice of colour, medium and form. This awareness helps me keep redefining myself ~ casting off the old me in search of the new. I don't like labelling my work because I find that limiting. Experiences, influences and thinking affect the working process of an artist, and these can bring unpredictable and exciting changes.
I am self-taught artist and graphic designer. I have worked as a graphic designer for about 20 years, both in my native Malta and overseas. Malta has been my home for most of my life, but I have also lived in The Bahamas, Florida (USA), Italy and the Sultanate of Oman. Such living experiences have enriched my love for colour, pattern and texture.