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Henry Falzon, painter en plein air, studio narrative landscapes.

Interview of Henry Falzon published on July 2015 on Indulge Blog.

Pink Tiles Promenade painted by Henry Falzon
Pink Tiles Promenade

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.

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