Henry Falzon, painter en plein air, studio narrative landscapes.
Interview of Henry Falzon published on July 2015 on Indulge Blog.
Monique Chambers: Tell us something about yourself.
Henry Falzon: I’m an enthusiast artist working mainly en plein air and also studio narrative landscapes. My medium is oil on canvas.
MC: How did you get started?
HF: I’ve been drawing and painting since a young age, being mainly self thought. I have taken my art to professional quality in the past few years.
MC: Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
HF: I’m definitely inspired by fine art photography, National Geographic magazine photograph and to a good extent by Hitchcock movies.
MC: Describe your work in less than 10 words.
HF: I turn quiet corners of Malta into energetic stories
MC: What genre do you consider your work to be?
HF: Definitively a landscape person. Mainly a dedicated plein air landscape painter, followed by story telling (narrative) studio landscapes.
MC: Your favorite from among your own artworks?
HF: My last few works always seem to be my favorite – only to be elbowed out by yet fresher works.
MC: Where was your first exhibition held?
HF: I’m careless about exhibiting my work – so far I have only participated in collectives. Shame on me…
MC: What are you working on at the moment?
HF: I finished a plein air piece this morning and I’ve started a studio narrative just now…
MC: How long have you been painting?
If one discounts several gap years, I’ve been painting for 20 years.
MC: Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
HF: I’m a morning person – though I cram my painting hours into the weekends and in the evening after my day-job.
MC: How many coffees a day?
HF: Zero coffee – I’m a tea person, so about 4 teas a day.
MC: Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
HF: Sunday is family time and I do not normally I touch any canvas. However I do sketches and plenty of photography when out with my wife and kids. I also plan and strategies the next weeks art load.
MC: Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
HF:Wine, cheese and cured meats – I’d rather quit painting then these.
MC: If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
HF: Never thought about it – highly unlikely. However a nice farmhouse would not be a bad idea.
MC: Favorite place to holiday?
HF: Anywhere in Europe north of the Alps.