"I have since taken up canoeing.... The adrenaline of speeding down a river is balanced by the peace and quiet of my true passion: art"
"I was born in the region of Bahia in 1961. My involvement with art began in my early childhood and in 1985, while living in Rio with my brother, I began painting my unique designs on large canvases. I never took classes but rather relied on the experience of my brother who is an artist too. He exposed me to different techniques and also taught me how to select the right tones as well as how to mix them. I am very grateful for everything that my brother taught me.
"Beginning with a very primitive style, I slowly progressed to the classical style of painting. Today my style, while essentially classical, falls into the abstract genre. The opportunity of selling my paintings abroad through Novica has in fact opened doors for me here in Brazil. I've had three individual exhibits in Rio and have won three silver medals in art contests. In 1990, my work was exhibited in Argentina.
"After my brother moved back to our native Bahia, I decided to relocate to an area in the mountainous region of the state of Rio. I have since taken up canoeing, a sport facilitated by all of the beautiful rivers that surround my house. The adrenaline of speeding down a river is balanced by the peace and quiet of my true passion: art. I am always seeking to improve my creations, and joining the Novica team has given me even more incentive to do this. I love the fact that I can live off of my own art and am even more excited with the prospect of having it viewed by people around the world."
Anonymous and universal, three women move gracefully across a pastel canvas. Each carries vessels of different kinds yet all are united in a single purpose. Dino Castelli paints a sensitive portrait of the hardworking trio. "These women live in very....read more
Crimson blossoms glow with incandescent power, captivating all the senses. A purple vase holds the bright bouquet and joyous pastel colors surround it. Jenny Castillo uses the translucent beauty of oils for this beautiful painting.
Not wanting to be left behind, a little boy runs after his mother as she drives away to the market. The intensity of the child's despair comes through the canvas as John Atta Mensah paints the scene with cubist styling. Mensah's expert use of color and....read more
Looking to classical art for his inspiration, Emilio Medeiros creates a surreal composition. He depicts the Three Graces of Greek mythology, the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome. The trio moves amid three different visual planes in neutral colors, in such....read more
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