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Michael Vassallo - Ix-Xarabank. Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 70cm


Current bid: €90.00

  • Lot: 65
  • Start date: November 18, 2021 8:00 am
  • End date: January 1, 2022 10:00 pm
  • Current bid : €90.00
  • Published: November 17, 2021 8:33 am


Michael Vassallo from Siggiewi has been a quadriplegic due to an accident in his youth while celebrating his local parish feast. He has since then been confined to a wheel chair and lost the use of his hands. It was not easy to adapt to his new life, but with help from his friends and family he managed to overcome these difficulties.

After discovering his talent he contacted Izda Art Publishers who encouraged him to take up mouth-painting as a living and in doing so earn an independent life. He was granted a scholarship from the association to help him progress in his tuition, and is now a member of the association. Michael has participated in various local art exhibitions.

Nowadays he has learnt various art techniques and feels most comfortable using acrylics. He prefers painting traditional local culture including vintage trucks, buses and country side scenery.