146th Meeting Artist
Grace Cassar - painter
The 146th Art Discussion Group Meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 19.30hrs at St. Mary’s Band Club, Qrendi (near parish church). ADG is inviting Grace Cassar an artist painter. She is a romantic and sentimental artist and her art is graceful, elegant and delicate. Recently she exhibited a collection of portraits in conjunction with Suruya, a Chinese artist from Mongolia in ‘Face to Face’, an exhibition organized by the Chinese Cultural Institute, Valletta and inaugurated on Woman’s Day (March 8 – 23, 2017). A few years ago in January 2014 she organized an extensive retrospective at the Auberge d’Italie in Merchants Street, Valletta.
Grace Cassar is a romantic expressionist of feeling with an intense leaning towards a classical approach to art and a deep welling of sentiment with moods that vary from the passionate, to delicate and to elegant statements or suggestions the result of a sensitive, sensible and intense character. Her versatile and prolific expression is backed by a solid academic background and a serious study of drawing technique under experienced and established local and foreign masters.
Grace Cassar (b.1952) is a versatile artist and an accomplished pianist. She is a keen painter and is quite eclectic. Her natural flare, talent and skill allow her the freedom to vary the subject she chooses at will: portraits, still life, landscape, the human figure and particularly flowers. She seeks inspiration in flowers, trees and the animal world, especially in dogs and felines. She masters watercolour, oil, soft pastel, acrylic and graphics. She loves the Impressionists and admires Monet, Degas and Cezanne from whom she learnt a lot. Her favourite composers are: Chopin and Andrew Lloyd Weber, the former exposes her classical leaning, the latter her intensity for romantic, sentimental moods and her yearning for a modern creative approach.
Her work emanates a deep sense of sensitivity and sensibility, passion and intensity, a sense of great observation and reflection but above all a human touch: romantic, expressive, warm and intense.
Grace Cassar will answer questions from the floor regarding her vision, concept, approach and technique. She will also elaborate about highlights in her career and particular works that gave her great satisfaction.