The Maltese Artist

The noted Maltese artist Joseph Barbara was commissioned by a British client, more than 30 years ago, to create a painting inspired by themes from The Eight. Subsequently he has created other works portraying my books, which are great fun and highly symbolic. 

Recently, during Carnivale, I visited Malta while doing research for my new book, and Joseph was able to take me around and show me his original paintings in situ!

One of the commissioned paintings Joseph Barbara created, inspired by The Eight
Another fabulous Eight inspired commission by Joseph Barbara

The last painting, “Dream of Knowledge” was inspired by a dream the artist had. Here is the artist with his fantastic piece and the show poster – can you find my books flying through the air in Joseph’s library?

The artist with “Dream of Knowledge”
“Dream of Knowledge” Exhibition Poster