“I had been working in a shop and had never had any artistic training. A little enthusiasm, I found, goes a long way”. Deborah Azzopardi was about to die. It was in her 20’s, and she contracted meningitis. Following her recovery, she quit her job and decided on two new paths – her family and painting.
Though described as the British answer to Lichtenstein (by art critic Estelle Lovatt), Azzoparti slowly departs from the classic pop-art definition, and in her own words “I called my style pop art only because I needed a term that was easy for people to understand. Now I’ve been painting for so long, I just think
it’s my own style. I’m not sure it’s truly pop art as it used to be.”