Size: 31.5"W x 25.59"H x 1.97"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
These are two girls spinning cotton during the Viana Feast in August.
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.