Size: 23.62"W x 27.56"H x 1.97"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
At first, when I started painting, I think I started as everybody else- painting through magazine images. Secondly, a more intimate approach comes and I started to create images of my own. I like painting portraits, landscapes mind images,allegories animals, everything I like in this world. Lately I started a new style which arose in me quite by instinct. I was trying to paint a peacock in a figurative way, but as I'm not very good at Maths, the canvas was too short to paint the tail. SDo I became a bit angry and started to make risks. A new style was born. I call it "stained glass look"
My story is a bit long as I'm also a far away human born in 1947. My birthplace is Porto, Portugal where I grew up and studied until I entered the University in LIsbon. accordibg to me I should have entered the School of Art in Porto, but that was not my destin- I had to choose another career- Germanistic Philology, to be able to turn out to be a teacher of English. Again according to me and after having done the will to my family I learned how to paint with the help of two masters, and above all my own will. So for thirty five years I used to have my day always busy with the school in the morning and painting in the afternoon. Until my retirement came 8 years ago. And now I spend my time only with this art. Painting in oils, sometimes in watercolours, never with acrylics- I am not a fan of this medium for several reasons. Explain why in the next item. Started to paint in 1979, made my first exhibition in 1987 and today I count with 22 solo exhibitions and several colective ones too. Wish you all the best and hope you like my artwork as much as I do.