About my studio work
Painting is one of the best ways I have found to express myself and to explore the world within and around us. Influenced by thoughts and observations, I create images that inspire me.
Images that will enrich my life by provoking questions & self reflection, in other words, art that aims to elevate the spirit, allegorical paintings that make me and hopefully others think.
By focusing in a particular theme and using deserted landscapes combined with dramatic skies to set a tone or mood, the artwork delivers a symbolic message.
A message that embodies and symbolizes a particular human value, a feeling or spirit; to enhance, illuminate and to better understand... What is best or worse in them.
About my outdoor work
For me painting in plein air ( outdoors ) is an opportunity to hang out with the best teacher of all. Nature. I also get to practice my other passion, which is to spend time in the woods and live in harmony with nature. That is what we call Bushcraft.
When I was a little kid and while living in Brazil, I would disappear into the bush for days on end. My father encouraged me to do so and I loved and respected him for allowing me to do it. I have always been deeply in awe of the outdoors and there is nothing i enjoy more than to spend nights on a row just hanging out and painting in the wilderness. I feel at home in it. Always have.
I believe that by observing and painting the natural world around me, I will gain a deeper connection and understanding of it, making me a better painter, observer and bushcrafter. In my opinion that further enriches my studio work and life, and it also helps me to bring my inner creative ideas to life.
I also enjoy the fact that there is less navel gazing and pretentiousness in this form of art making. Its pure, direct and simple. I like that about it.
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