JACQUELINE AGIUS - was born to an artistic father and his talent seems to have rubbed off on her. Drawing as a child was never a difficult task. Following oil painting classes in secondary school and several course at the Malta School of Art in Valletta, her paintings developed as the years went by. However preferring watercolours she painted away at buildings and landscapes, reflecting her ever day life and surroundings at the time. Upon the birth of her two children, painting came to a halt. It was only many years later that Jacqueline started taking pride in herself and once again, with the help of a couple of established artists, discovered that finding new ways of expressing herself through painting was very exciting indeed.
Today she finds painting outdoors very inspiring and visiting a new location always an intense experience. She held her first Personal Exhibition in November 2007. Her paintings reflect a life long fascination with the interplay of light, shadow, colour and form. The colours are vibrant and the light unmistakably that of sunny Malta. There is a sense of familiarity with them, whether these are chapels, street, country scenes, marinescapes or other places in Malta or Gozo. Above all her paintings convey an enthusiasm and delight in the world about them. Jacqueline has more recently become interested in acrylics and abstract painting.
She currently lives in Attard with her husband and their sons.
In a Gozitan Square