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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Walking Along

Acrylic on canvas

20cm x 20cm x 3.5cm

Snore

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (framed)

Pas de Trois

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (SOLD)

The Mansplainer

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 39cm (SOLD)

Manspreading

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (SOLD)

Letting Go

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (SOLD)

The First Dip

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

39cm x 49cm (SOLD)

Peace Man

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (framed)

Eyes For You

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (framed)

Beach Babes

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm (framed)

Stay Young 2

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

32cm x 53cm

Slopp Te' u Kannol bil-Krema

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

40cm x 40cm (SOLD)

Hot Flush

Pen, ink, watercolour, collage

49cm x 39cm

Bar Code

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

Blow!

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

Knitting Nanna

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

The Cage (Il-Gagga)

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

The Higher the Pedestal...

Mixed media (pen, ink, watercolour, collage)

The Wedding (It-Tieg)

Mixed media (pen, ink, watercolour, collage)

(F)lying Fish

Mixed media (pen, ink, watercolour, collage)

Jilted

Mixed Media (acrylic/collage)

Sunday Sermon

Mixed Media (acrylic/collage)

Ma Belle

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

69cm x 69cm

Mother & Child

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

64cm x 48cm

Bad Hair Day

Pen, ink, watercolour

Secrets

Mixed media (acrylic/collage)

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

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 21cm

The First Kiss

Pen, ink, watercolour

30cm x 21cm

The First Dance

Pen, ink, watercolour

30cm x 21cm

A Day at the Beach

Pen, ink, watercolour

30cm x 21cm (SOLD)

The Seasons

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 30cm

Ssshhhh!

Pen, ink, watercolour

30 x 21cm

Three Brides

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 30cm

The Dance

Pen, ink, watercolour

21cm x 30cm

Pants on Fire

Pen, ink, watercolour

45cm x 35cm

Masked

Pen, ink, watercolour

37cm x 37cm

Gerger Gerger

Pen, ink, watercolour

53cm x44cm

Skrapp u Skrapp

Pen, ink, watercolour

40cm x 28cm

Antonin l-Izveljarin

Pen, ink, watercolour

Sebastian Zammet (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Pen and ink

Clara (The Nutcracker)

Pen, ink, watercolour

Oppression

Pen, ink, watercolour

Wenzu

Speechless

Pen, ink, watercolour

Dragon

Pen, ink, watercolour

For Diversity

Pen, ink, watercolour

Hairy

Pen, ink, watercolour

Daddy Cool

Pen, ink, watercolour

Caterina Vitale (from the book Awguri Giovanni Bonello!)

Pen and ink

In the Shower

Pen, ink, watercolour

Strumblata

Pen, ink, watercolour

Off Shopping

Pen, ink, watercolour

The King

Pen, ink, watercolour

Kris' 50th

Pen, ink, watercolour