"My main theme is woman; I find her feminine expression enchanting. I especially enjoy portraying the Northeastern woman of Brazil, emphasizing her elegance and her strength."
"I remember my schooldays with happiness, when my desire to work in art first manifest. I loved my classes in handicrafts, and I remember a time daydreaming, drawing in the middle of a mathematics class! My classmates really liked my art, especially when I made caricatures of our teachers. Drawing was also my way of making friends. So I drew all day long.
"It was only after my obligatory military service, when was about 19, that I decided to look for an academic formation in fine arts. First I began in the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, and soon after that, in the Museum of Fine Arts. I had to reconcile work with studies. Little by little, I began creating my first works as a professional artist.
"In one of my first exhibitions, in Bahia, I met the woman who would become my companion and source of my inspiration – my wife. It was soon afterward that I had the luck of finding Décio Bracher, a well-known art critic and one of Brazil's foremost designers – who was my great teacher and mentor. Through him, I received many lessons that are present in my work today. My main theme is woman; I find her feminine expression enchanting. I especially enjoy portraying the Northeastern woman of Brazil, emphasizing her elegance and her strength."
Fascinated with the sea, Valter Gomes interprets nautical themes in bright primary hues. A sailboat skims across blue waters, set on a crimson panel. To the right, a lifesaver suggests the open ocean, while the golden Brazilian sun appears on the left.....read more
This gentle work by Layza Norbim is filled with romanticism. She presents a beautiful nature scene where the sunset sky is a rainbow of color. Enjoying the ambience and rejoicing in their own love, a couple stares raptly at the heavens.
A solitary tulip stands tall and proud, its beauty ignited by the power of nature. Brazilian artist Simone Valle captures the flower's exquisite presence as she masterfully combines acrylics and plaster. Valle's portrayal of the tulip is so masterful....read more
Building textures with natural fibers, Simone Reis achieves a mosaic effect in this painting. Centering a geometric background, five deep red roses captivate the senses. Brazilian materials such as guariroba palm bark, cornhusk, banana tree bark....read more
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