"I was born in Minas Gerais where I began painting while I was still very young. My first works were textile paintings and murals for children's rooms. <br><br>
"By the beginning of the 1980s, I had formed a family. I began working in the fine arts, particularly painting and woodcut prints. At that time, I graduated in visual arts so as to increase my technical skills. <br><br>
"During the years that followed, I produced a great deal of work and matured as an artist. I participated in art collectives where I received several awards, including first place in the Salao de Centenario de Teresopolis. I was honored to be chosen for one of the ten top works in the First Biannual Women's Art Exhibit in Stockholm, Sweden." <br><br>
Since 1995, Aurora Bicalho has lived and worked in the state of Rio de Janeiro. She almost always uses strong and mystic colors to elicit inspiring beauty from nature and people as she works in her own intuitive style. She has shown her work in several Brazilian venues as well as in the Brazilian Embassy in Rome and in the Hanne Brehm Gallery in Zurich.
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.