Published: May 5, 2013
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I see my work as a process in which inner landscape becomes mirrored on the canvas. True to my Brazilian heritage, I am drawn to deep, bold, earthy colors, sensual textures, and strong, rhythmic forms. Drawing upon mythical, archetypal dimensions of consciousness, my art connects viewers to their dreams and intuition, and to the realms of primitive, instinctual consciousness that lie beneath the surface strata of the conscious mind. One viewer comments, "I am quickened by a sense of aliveness that is raw, vibrant and exciting. One is transformed by the sheer authenticity of [your art]."
Each one of my paintings is a fusion of gesture, texture and color to rhapsodic effect. In addition to energetic brushwork there is a play of drips, pours and splashes, evocative of Abstract Expressionism. I move the painting itself as well as my brushes in the act of creation.
I've always loved walking in nature. At some point, I bought a digital camera. And I started looking, seeing, noticing, and perceiving nature as art: The way the interplay of light and water creates shapes, the dance of light on water, the translucent sky, the fluid, ever-shifting mystery of water itself. When I take a picture, I experience a moment of true communion with nature which, through the photograph, is transmitted to the viewer.
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