My artistic name is Nuntia. It means 'messenger' in Latin. Art to me is primarily communication so in a sense I feel like I am a messenger. I held my first solo exhibition in June 2014. It was autobiographical and alongside twenty self-portraits I exhibited ten poems in my mother tongue which is Maltese. I have suffered from ME and fibromyalgia for twenty years and in the last twelve years I have also developed dysautonomia. When my health permits I paint. I am currently working on my second collection of works. This painting is called Jailbird. It is acrylics on canvas and is one of a series of self-portraits I painted for my first solo autobiographical exhibition which was held last June. It depicts me looking out from my bedroom window, yearning to be outside but stuck inside for the nth time!
This drawing is called Broken Wing and it's pastel on paper. In it I tried to express the broken feeling I get because of my debilitating illness especially when I'd like to fly and instead I have to crawl.