Marisa Attard is an artist and illustrator who lives on the island of Malta. Her work often reflects the bright light and colours that are part of the Mediterranean climate. Her sense of humour comes through in her paintings of people who inhabit the world she keenly observes. The subjects of her paintings range from the humorous and quirky to the dark and serious. Her preferred medium is made up of layers of acrylic paint on a textured gesso base coupled with a collage of various papers, materials and found objects that add a certain tactile quality and depth to her paintings.

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Snore

Snore

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (framed)

Pas de Trois

Pas de Trois

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (SOLD)

The Mansplainer

The Mansplainer

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 39cm (SOLD)

Manspreading

Manspreading

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (SOLD)

Letting Go

Letting Go

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (SOLD)

The  First Dip

The First Dip

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (SOLD)

Peace Man

Peace Man

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (framed)

Eyes For You

Eyes For You

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (framed)

Beach Babes

Beach Babes

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (framed)

Stay Young 2

Stay Young 2

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

32cm x 53cm

Slopp Te' u Kannol bil-Krema

Slopp Te' u Kannol bil-Krema

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

40cm x 40cm (SOLD)

Hot Flush

Hot Flush

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm

Bar Code

Bar Code

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

Blow!

Blow!

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

Knitting Nanna

Knitting Nanna

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

The Cage (Il-Gagga)

The Cage (Il-Gagga)

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

The Higher the Pedestal ...

The Higher the Pedestal ...

Mixed media (pen, ink, watercolour, collage)

The Wedding (It-Tieg)

The Wedding (It-Tieg)

Mixed media (pen, ink, watercolour, collage)

(F)lying Fish

(F)lying Fish

Mixed media (pen, ink, watercolour, collage)

Jilted

Jilted

Mixed Media (acrylic/collage)

Sunday Sermon

Sunday Sermon

Mixed Media (acrylic/collage)

Ma Belle

Ma Belle

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

69cm x 69cm

Mother & Child

Mother & Child

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

64cm x 48cm

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

Pen, ink, watercolour

Secrets

Secrets

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

Dickie Bird

Dickie Bird

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

100cm x 100cm

The other side of Marisa’s art is her illustrations that have twice brought her awards for the Best Illustrator of Children’s Books at the Maltese National Book Awards. Her illustrations can be found on numerous children’s books, workbooks and magazines. Her illustrative style is both spontaneous and fun with a sense of humour that appeals to children and hopefully adds to their love of reading. For her illustrations Marisa uses mostly pen, ink and watercolour. Although she enjoys this more traditional medium, she has recently been experimenting with digital illustrations.
Illustrations available mounted or framed.

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My Love

My Love

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 21cm

The First Kiss

The First Kiss

Pen, ink, watercolour

30cm x 21cm

The First Dance

The First Dance

Pen, ink, watercolour

30cm x 21cm

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Pen, ink, watercolour

30cm x 21cm (SOLD)

The Seasons

The Seasons

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 30cm

Ssshhhh!

Ssshhhh!

Pen, ink, watercolour

30 x 21cm

Three Brides

Three Brides

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 30cm

The Dance

The Dance

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 30cm

Pants on Fire

Pants on Fire

Pen, ink, watercolour

45cm x 35cm

Masked

Masked

Pen, ink, watercolour

37cm x 37cm

Gerger Gerger

Gerger Gerger

Pen, ink, watercolour

53cm x44cm

Skrapp u Skrapp

Skrapp u Skrapp

Pen, ink, watercolour

40cm x 28cm

Antonin l-Izveljarin

Antonin l-Izveljarin

Pen, ink, watercolour

Sebastian Zammet (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Sebastian Zammet (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Pen and ink

Clara (The Nutcracker)

Clara (The Nutcracker)

Pen, ink, watercolour

Oppression

Oppression

Pen, ink, watercolour

Wenzu

Wenzu

Speechless

Speechless

Pen, ink and watercolour

Dragon

Dragon

Pen, ink and watercolour

For Diversity

For Diversity

Pen, ink and watercolour

Hairy

Hairy

Pen, ink and watercolour

Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

Pen, ink and watercolour

Caterina Vitale (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Caterina Vitale (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Pen and ink

In the Shower

In the Shower

Pen, ink and watercolour

Strumblata

Strumblata

Pen, ink and watercolour

Off Shopping

Off Shopping

Pen, ink and watercolour

The King

The King

Pen, ink and watercolour

Kris' 50th

Kris' 50th

Pen, ink and watercolour