Most baroque churches in Malta have their ceilings painted with beautiful religious images and stories, frequently related to the Saint of that particular parish. The church of Sacro Cuor I visited last Sunday has images of the Blessed Mother, done by a prolific local artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi. I was told that most of these paintings are done on a canvas, and then glued to the ceiling, quite a delicate process.
Paul Camilleri Cauchi comes from a family of painters and sculptors. Both his father and brothers are well-known sculptors who work with wood, stone as well as paper-mache. Paul is a prolific painter, having his work displayed in many other churches on our island. (Click on each photo to enlarge)