Originally from Brazil and now a US citizen, I have lived in the Maryland area for over 25 years. After retiring in October 2013 from the Organization of American States (OAS), I've rediscovered my passion for painting again. It's been a journey back to my roots, bringing me back to my teenage years when I was an aspiring, award-winning artist.
My paintings have always focused on impressionism style and lately on abstract expressionism style. Recently, I've discovered a deep interest in Jackson Pollock's work. At present, my artwork is very distinct, featuring a technique that is all my own. It's not quite dripping or dropping (or action painting originated by Jackson Pollock), but I take individual chunks of color and apply to the canvas creating different shapes, forms and images. I do not have a formal academic education in Arts. My art training started in high school where I was exposed to colors, combination of colors and drawing. This was at the beginning of the 1960’s when I did my first painting on oil on canvas using cubism style and won first price in a local competition. During the middle of the 1960’s and the beginning of the 1970’s, I was already at the university and continued painting as a hobby and took some workshops and seminars in different styles and started painting in an impressionism style. Since 2014, I have continued to further my studies in art and painting at John Hopkins University - OSHER Program, and the Montgomery County Recreation Program for Adults.
Other Exhibits I Have Participated In:
OAS Art Group: XIX Annual Exhibit 2018
Glen Echo Labor Day Art Show 2018
Kensington Labor Day Art Show 2018