This week we have the enormous
pleasure of featuring one of Ibiza’s long established master painters in our
popular fortnightly series of Artist on Ibiza.
I went along with José P
Ribas on the last day of April for José to interview and for me to take some
pictures of this exceptional artist and painter, Antoni Pomar, in his attic
studio that is situated smack bang in the middle of the old part of Ibiza town.
Antoni Pomar has never kept
any photographs of his paintings throughout his career and these we have used
for today’s article by José are taken from a marvellous book that has been gratefully
sponsored to be complied and published to celebrate the artist’s work by the
local bank “Sa Nostra”
This marvellous book by “Sa
Nostra” is a real treasure and we’ve decided that all the pictures of Antoni
Pomar and his paintings will be published on these pages over the coming weeks
until the entire contents from the book has been made available to our readers.
In this week’s interview
by José P Ribas, we will start at the beginning of the book and include a picture
selection of Antoni Pomar with members of his family, other well known artists
and friends that he has accumulated throughout his extensive and creative lifetime.
This week’s column of José
only includes a limited number of pictures of the paintings of Antoni Pomar,
simply because, there are over a hundred pictures in the book which should take
us several weeks to get through.
All the pictures of Antoni
Pomar and his work that we be show over the coming weeks will be kept together
and added to this week’s initial article by José P Ribas. This will eventually
mean that our readers who don’t have the opportunity to get sight of this book
will be able to enjoy the total contents of this book on the wonderful paintings
of Antoni Pomar.
However, here are some pictures
that I took of Antoni Pomar during our interview a week last Tuesday.
Antoni Pomar “Pinta A La Mar”
Antoni Pomar sitting in his studio chair amongst local Mediterranean colours
Antoni Pomar passing the time of day
Antoni Pomar a peaceful soul
Antoni Pomar reflecting colourful magic for the future
José P Ribas with Antoni Pomar
All Pictures © Copyright
Gary Hardy (Tuesday 30th April 2002)