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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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.

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Antonin l-Izveljarin

Antonin l-Izveljarin

Pen, ink, watercolour

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Sebastian Zammet (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Sebastian Zammet (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Pen and ink

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Clara (The Nutcracker)

Clara (The Nutcracker)

Pen, ink, watercolour

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Oppression

Oppression

Pen, ink, watercolour

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Speechless

Speechless

Pen, ink and watercolour

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Dragon

Dragon

Pen, ink and watercolour

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For Diversity

For Diversity

Pen, ink and watercolour

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Hairy

Hairy

Pen, ink and watercolour

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Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

Pen, ink and watercolour

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Caterina Vitale (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Caterina Vitale (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Pen and ink

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In the Shower

In the Shower

Pen, ink and watercolour

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Strumblata

Strumblata

Pen, ink and watercolour

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Off Shopping

Off Shopping

Pen, ink and watercolour

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The King

The King

Pen, ink and watercolour

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Kris' 50th

Kris' 50th

Pen, ink and watercolour

For sale