So as I said in my previous post about the Convent Gardens open day, there was an art exhibition in the ballroom. The ballroom is an ideal location to display art, with high ceilings and so much light. It really is a beautiful setting.
The first artists work we saw was Paul Cosquieri or Cosqui as he signs his work. The pieces displayed were paintings of the Rock, a bold yet simple design, shown in different colours or materials on large canvases. They were very eye-catching. You can check out more of his work on his Facebook page or website or flickr. I believe (I have tweeted him to find out) that I have seen some of his abstract work hanging at Cafe Solo in Casemates. I am almost certain that I have. I know that Solo’s do tend to support local artists by displaying / selling their work.
The second artist to catch my eye was Caroline Canessa. Her use of colour is amazing. Not only does she sell the originals that she creates, she also has prints produced. And yes we did purchase one of the prints. It is of Sandy Bay and it really caught Mr BotR’s eye, so we though why not?
Another of the artists who kindly contacted me to give me her details, is Maribel Mathews. She is behind the Venetian masks and landscapes and a beautiful rendition of Main Street during National Day. I have now tagged her in the picture so you can admire her work.
The other artist who exhibited was Leslie Gaduzos (thank you Maribel!). Annoyingly I didn’t get any pictures, but I remember them being landscapes, very striking and ‘moody’ (you can tell I am far from being an art buff!) and my husband commented that they looked as though they were painted to look as though they had been viewed through a rainy lens. They were also fabulous!
The photographs below will do a better job showing why we were so smitten with everyone’s work.
If you are interested in any of Caroline’s work please email email@example.com (I will update this post with any further contact or website details when I get them).
If you are interested in any of Maribel’s work please email firstname.lastname@example.org ( I will update this post with any further contact or website details when I get them).
This link with take you through to Leslie Gaduzos Facebook page.