"My relationship with painting began to rescue myself. It was a doctor who advised me to begin art work so that I could externalize my emotions in a creative way. This was the beginning of a long learning process with teachers such as Catarina Baratelli and Bernardii in Brazil, and art teachers in Seville, Spain, where I also studied. <br><br>
"I am a spontaneous artist, not an academician. I do not follow rigid rules; my work reveals itself as I paint. It is an internal journey and the path can be identified only after it is finished. Currently, I have a preference for the human figure, mostly nude females. For many years, I painted with an Impressionistic aesthetic - portraying people and landscapes - and a bit of this can still be perceived in my work today. <br><br>
"Since 1977, I have exhibited my work in the L'Espace Riche and the Galeria du Rond Point (Paris, 1999); I received an honorable mention in the Salao de Artes Plasticas do Brasil (South Africa). In addition, I was awarded a gold medal in the Salao do Ministerio da Cultura and in the VIII Salao Contemporaneo da Academia Brasileira de Artes, both in Rio de Janeiro, among other prizes."
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.