"I began to paint in 1976, at first nature themes in an Impressionist style. I studied painting a lot, my classrooms were the streets in beautiful locations of colonial architecture such as Largo do Boticario or the Urca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.
<br><br> "From the year 2000 onwards my painting underwent a big transformation, I took a great deviation, I began a work imbued with Expressionism and I began to place on the canvas that which was inside of me. I learned to be more patient, to annul a work and to persist with my objectives. This turning point, besides surprising my colleagues who were accustomed to my sea and landscapes and floral themes, was as if I had always had in me the ability to create my own style for my work, always marked by strong colors and violent contrasts.
<br><br> "Today I feel happy and fulfilled. I have participated in various exhibits and I have also been invited to judge several events related to art. My new phase has been warmly welcomed, which is very inspiring. I am a relentless artist, I pass days and nights painting so I'm certain my work is evolving with each day that passes by.
<br><br> "Novica is an interesting medium through which one can exhibit and sell one's work. Internet has not yet attained in Brazil the same degree of development it has nowadays in the USA, but one day we'll get there."
<br><br> Recent Exhibits: <br>
2002- Four Fifferent Glimpses- Allegro Bistro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. <br>
2002- Art Show Hamburg- Hamburg, Germany. <br>
2001- Integration Art Show- New Circle Gallery, Miami, USA. <br>
2001- Exhibit of Fine Arts - Camara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ. <br>
2001- Grande Salao Luso-Brasileiro- Lisbon, Portugal. <br>
2000- Art in Spring - Galeria de Artes Djanira- Rio de Janeiro, RJ.<br>
<br> Recent Awards: <br>
2002- Gold Medal, Brazilian Academy of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. <br>
2001- Master Gold Medal, Integration Art Show- New Circle Gallery, Miami, USA. <br>
2001- Revelation Award - Grande Salao Luso Brasileiro- Lisbon, Portugal.
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.