reviews

 

Anna Galea – Inauguration of Art Studio and Gallery – 30 November 2010:

"Anna is an artist whom you cannot help not loving. The warm lyrical appeal, verging on the idyllic, of her water colours, has in it a touch of the magical that has a dream-like quality about it. Perhaps the first thing that strikes you when you first come into contact with her work is the spontaneity of her response to nature. "

"What is so special about her is the fact that she has never lost her freshness. In this lie her magic and her perennial zest for the beautiful."

"It is all to her credit that that she has managed, and superbly so, to exploit the gifts with which nature endowed her. She has never looked back. Has never stagnated . She has been all the time developing. A look around you cannot but impress you by the breath of her vision. We do not know what the future holds in store. Of one thing I am convinced. She still has a lot to surprise with."

"I now consider her one of our leading artists and an undisputed master of the watercolour medium, over which she has complete control and can play about with to achieve that sparkle of magic that accounts for the  irresistibly beautiful quality  that hallmarks her work. Anna’s paintings are a joy to live with. Her flower and luscious leafs  have for me a fragrant appeal. She knows how to interpret natural forms with a photographic eye that nonetheless manages to steer clear of the clinical and is always seeped in poetry."

Professor Mario Buhagiar, University of Malta, 30th Novemeber, 2010
B.A.(Hons.)(Lond.), M.Phil.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
   
       

On the Sixth Christian Art Biennial held at the Cathedral Museum in Mdina in March 2007:
"…. there are some pleasant surprises in store as well. Anna Galea readily comes to mind. She presents a watercolour called ‘I am the Vine’ showing a number of vine leaves fluttering about as if sucked by a sudden gust of wind against a background of a light-encrusted triangle, symbolising the Holy Trinity. For its technical competence, coupled with the concept of the Trinitarian iconography, I consider this work as one of the most original pieces in the entire collection"

Emanuel Fiorentino, The Sunday Times, March 25, 2007
 

 
         

On the informal solo exhibition at Shisha World Cuisine Restaurant at Marsaskala in March-July 2008:
“One should not be surprised to see Galea developing an abstract manner in the coming ears that would be a natural consequence from such efforts and which will keep affirming her as an accomplished local watercolourist.”

Charlene Vella, The Sunday Times, July 13, 2008

 
         
 

"Anna's flowers- majestic in their variety, vibrant colours and multitudes of petals - spark off a multitude of moods and impressios. Her water colours are appreciated not only for their unique beauty which is further enhanced by a sens of light, but also for being perfectly executed in menticulous detail, despite their sheer size"


Marika Azzopardi
   

"Through the following ethereal qualities of the watercolour media Galea manages to express the
beauty of nature ... when interpreting the primordial forces of the sea. She takes on the task of the realm of flora with the panache of her brush dipped in delicate chromatic values boldly applied on to paper. The reult is an ideal garden palpitating with a life all of its own ... Soft spoken and unassuming yet determined and self-assured Anna Galea's personality is mirrored in her paintings"

Antonio Rodriguez Espinosa
 

 
 

"Anna Galea ... with her accomplished watercolour technique, expressed in such delectable examples as Birgu and Bormla,... with her floral trademark confirms her standing as one of the best watercolourists around, with a reputation that is finding recognition beyond our shores"



Emmanuel Fiorentino

"Anna Galea's works cannot fall to strike one upon entry. These are watercolours at their boldest... This very exploitation of harmony and contrast along with her large scale gives her work its dramatic effect, no easy feat in watercolours. On the other hand, her landscape shows that she is also apable of great subtlety"

Astrid Vella