I am originally from Brazil and I have been living in Key West, Florida, since 1989.
I began to paint in 2004, and being mostly self-taught, I developed my own painting techniques, resulting in compositions that are usually made up of several layers of paint that build up and form texture.
In 2006 I ventured into the world of mixed media, creating collages and assemblages using mostly found materials and obsolete pieces. For the assemblages I either use antique boxes or I build my own out of recycled wood if I need a specific size. I also use my carpentry skills to create or adjust the wooden parts that are introduced to some pieces. This fits in with my longstanding fascination with wood working!
The inspiration for my paintings and some mixed media pieces comes from different sources, such as crumbling walls, rusted materials, the blurry background of an image, and many others. The results in the paintings may be abstract compositions or reminiscences of abstract landscapes. In my mixed media pieces old and odd objects are brought back to life, as if they had their own memories put back together into a new reality.
- South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Grant
- 1st Place Juried Show, Mixed Media, SoDu Gallery, Key West, FL
- Miriam B. Good Award and fund, Anne McKee Artists Fund, Key West, FL Key West, FL
- 1st Place Juried Show, Paintings, SoDu Gallery, Key West, FL
- 2nd Place All Media National Juried Show, Mixed Media, IV ANJE, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
- 1st Place Annual Student Art Exhibition & Best in Show (painting), The Florida College of the Keys
- 3rd Place Annual Student Art Exhibition (painting), The Florida College of the Keys
- Museum of Contemporary Art North of Miami
Key West, FL
- Art@830 (solo and group shows)
- College of the Florida Keys (solo and group shows
- Florida Keys Council of the Arts (solo and group shows)
- 007 Gallery (solo show)
- Anne McKee Art Auction (every year since 2006)
- Jag Gallery
- The Studios Key West
- SoDu Gallery
- 621 Gallery
- The Arts Council of Wayne County
- Hawaii's Island Art Alliance
- Target Gallery/Torpedo Factory Art Center
Silver City, NM
- Reese-Benton Gallery