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

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


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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.