Ħobż biż-żejt fuq barmil

by Mariam Mifsud de Giorgio

‘Ħobż biż-żejt fuq barmil’ depicts one of the younger of sisters, who is enjoying bites of maltese bread after a refreshing summer dip in Armier. 
  • 30cm by 24cm unframed
  • 34cm by 28cm framed
  • Acrylics on canvas
  • Original, one and only artwork


Mariam De Giorgio is a Maltese artist specialising in acrylic painting and illustration. She also enjoys experimenting with ink, watercolours and mixed media. Mariam’s paintings have a distinctive personal style that allows viewers to enter a whimsical world. This is also due to the choice of palette, even when depicting real places and figures. She has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Sensiela Fanali published by BDL Publishing and Juliet discovers Wellbeing in the President’s Secret Garden published by the Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society.

She is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate (2012) from the MCAST institute of Art and Design, Malta, and is a member of the Malta Community of Illustrators. Mariam’s work was selected for exhibitions in Malta and overseas by the National Book Council and the Maltese Embassy in Spain. She has participated in several group shows, such as Malta Design Week in 2011, ‘An Educated Guess’ and ‘6:6’, both in 2012. A first solo exhibition ‘Lampuki Moqli’ was held in January 2023. Her paintings are enjoyed in private collections in Malta, Netherlands, Italy, Egypt, Lithuania, Ireland and UK, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Philippines and Guam (USA).


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