Hera II, Valletta, Malta


A Fine Art Painting of Velletta, Malta. Original sold

In 2011 my wife and I took a vacation inMalta.  We rented a car and had a wonderful week exploring the island and its neighbour, Gozo.

During our stay we took the harbour cruise from Sliema and spent a couple of hours exploring the various inlets of theGrandHarbourof the Capital, Valletta and the Three Cities. As we set off, I saw this beautiful yacht, Hera II, (known as a Turkish Gulet), which I later discovered also makes a variety of cruises around the Maltese archipelago.

This view captures the skyline of Valletta and the dominant dome of the Carmelite Church.  Our cruise was one of the highlights of our trip and is highly recommended to anyone visiting the island.

This painting resulted in me being awarded “Professional Artist of the Year” by the UK Society for all Artists in 2012.

This fine art painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist

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Seascape Print

1 in stock

Artist: Richard Harpum

Product Reference No: A-8756

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 40 x 1 x 30 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)


Richard Harpum

Award-winning artist, Richard Harpum, paints mainly with acrylics on canvas or board but also paints watercolour florals.   He works in a realist style and pays meticulous attention to detail.  His slogan is “High Definition Art”. Richard's primary focus is landscapes and seascapes but he also paints still lifes, portraits and florals.  The effective use of light is a key ingredient to all of Richard’s works and he spends a great deal of time before starting a painting in selecting a composition that provides both drama and contrast. Born in Bromley, England, in 1951, Richard has had a passion for drawing and painting from a very young age.  As a youngster, he was always drawing and became a prolific painter after he received an oil painting set for Christmas when he was 12.  He has a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University. Richard's work was featured in a 10-page article in International Artist Magazine, Issue 73, June 2010.  He has also won a number of art competitions and awards, including Professional Artist of the Year 2012 by the (British) Society for all Artists. He is a strong advocate for using the golden ratio (Phi - 1:1.618) in his paintings.  You may note that the position of the sun or some other key feature or length often fits this ratio.  In some of his works there are several used.  Richard believes that this gives his paintings a better balance than using the more traditional "rule of thirds". During his life Richard has lived in many parts of England and currently lives in South Yorkshire.  He has also travelled extensively for both pleasure and business and has lived abroad in Africa, the USA, Australia and Germany for a total of 20 years.  This has given him a very broad perspective of the world, as well as providing him with wonderful sources of inspiration for his paintings.

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