Blue Grotto Boats by Tom Forrestall. Photo credits to Monica Forrestall.

The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in conjunction with the Malta Tourism Authority is currently proudly hosting renowned Canadian artist Tom Forrestall as part of Malta’s first-ever ‘Artist in Residence’ programme. Mr Forrestall will be meeting and greeting the public on the 23rd April.

Tom Forrestall, considered by many international art critics as one of the “pillars of Canadian art”, has worked on a collection of watercolour paintings featuring the Maltese Islands since his arrival on the 9th April.

He has so far captured several locations which include Dingli Cliffs, Blue Grotto and Valletta, and the collection has been aptly titled 18 Days on Malta: A Closer Look at 7,000 Years of History in Words & Paint.

Accompanying his collection will be the writings and photos by Mr Forrestall’s journalist daughter, Monica Forrestall, which she has accumulated throughout their sketching outings around the islands.


Image: Tom and Monica Forrestall in Mdina.


The works will be exhibited at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa on the 23rd April. Beyond that, the artist will also be holding two public salons on the same day, at noon and 5pm, where he looks forward to meeting local art enthusiasts and members of the artistic community to talk about his stay and discuss the collection of watercolour paintings he has created here.

Mr Forrestall’s paintings will also be for sale from the start of the exhibition, and half of the proceeds from the sales will be donated back by Forrestall to Din l-Art Ħelwa. The collection is being locally curated by the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s curator in residence, Ray Piscopo.


Image: Tom Forrestall in Dingli. Photo-credits to Monica Forrestall.


Both salons on the 23rd April are free of charge, however booking is recommended by emailing or by calling 2144 0301.