“I hope one day my work will be known around the world and bring joy to all people”
Where are you located: rio de janeiro , brasil
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I've had so many fears that this seems difficult to answer! I'm not afraid of animals, that's easy to say! I love spiders, reptiles, all critters! In the period of my depression I was afraid of many things, fear of dying, fear of being alone, fear of suffering. So many fears! but today I think I'm afraid of the wickedness of some people. Maybe it is that ! I wanted the world to be made only by good people. Maybe the badness gives me shivers!
What’s your favourite colour and why?:
I love the colors so much! all love ! In my childhood I spent hours watching the birds in the backyard! The birds of many colors mingled with the green of the leaves and the red of the fruit! I love all the colors, but if I could only choose one it would be black! The darkest color for many is the color I love the most!
Do you live with any family and or pets?:
I live today with a big family! Mother lives with me, my brothers live next to me! But my biggest family are my animals! My puppy Valentina, My cats Baltazar and Penelope Iliad that is already old, the insects of my garden that I consider of the family and the birds that come singing on the porch! I love you like everyone else!
Best and worst food?:
I love food ! God knows how I love! But I can not eat at all due to stomach problems! But like everything done with potatoes! I also love chocolates! but chocolate makes me very bad! if I were on death row for sure my last meal would be some kind of batat pie and chicken that is made here. It is baked in the oven with natural yogurt and spices! It's really divine! I really love it!
Tell us a little about your full-time job and/or education?:
I'm a full-time artist. I studied art for some time but did not see it as a way of life. After a period of Depression, I repainted but used as a base a book I wrote. this is how my current collection came about. I am a writer of children's books, illustrator and artist. Today I make fun of my work. I have many paintings scattered around the world and I hope to reach you. I want to spread the colors and joys of my paintings all over the world!
If you weren't an artist what would you be doing instead?:
He would be a biologist or a zoologist! I got to study a little about it. I love animals and I read everything I can about them!
What moment in your career are you most proud of?:
I am proud when I get feedback from people about my work. it really is best of all to see that people like what I do and that they feel happy with my paintings! But I also love to be painting. the process of creation and execution is something that makes me happy!
Before you became professional in art, what is the best non art related job you ever had and why?:
write my first book! Certainly ! After painting my biggest passion is writing! Make a new world on pages and see people browsing my words! I love it !
Getting Down To Business
There’s a lot of artwork on the market these days, how do you differentiate yours from the rest?:
I see my paintings as illustrations of a beautiful story. Something that when you look, analyze the details, you feel like a child, sitting on a beautiful sofa, at a good moment of your life. A moment made of illusion and fantasy. they hide many deep messages in children's and sweet figures! I'm sure the inoscence of my rte is the biggest differential! They are alive and you feel it when you have one in your house! You can talk to her and she will answer you too!
What is the most challenging part about being an artist in todays market?:
Living art is always difficult! Many people find themselves critical. People who even know what they say, are in the right of judging everything and everyone. The artist is in a difficult task of creating, exposing, selling, trying to earn money and still withstanding the criticism of the people. This is all very difficult!
For you what is the best part about creating art in the way you do?:
All ! I love my art and create at all times is good! From the sketches of sketches, to the final painting! Frame, pack and send to the new owner! I love all of this !
If you were able to go back to give yourself a nugget of advice before you even got started what would that be?:
I believe none! I would not have any advice! maybe reinforce so that you never stop believing in my work and not letting me be carried away by people who are mean or critical!
Visual art is often love/hate. How do you handle negative feedback?:
I mean I do not care, ams I'm still not perfect at this point. I get sad, but it always goes away! The good things are always! Beautiful words, positive feedback always stays! Already the criticisms and the offenses, they hurt in the hour but later they disappear!
What do you feel when something is sold? Why?:
It is wonderful ! I feel full really! I believe it is because in this way my trablhao is being accepted and having its space in the world! I do not create anything for myself and I always say that everything I produce, is born to be someone!
What are your tools and/or equipment and/or medium of choice? Why?:
I use a lot of wood, paper. Ink acrylic, gouache and ink. I can not use more oil paint because of a respiratory allergy. The scent attacks me and I can not use it. I also use screens but lately not much. I also do not use brushes with animal hair, this never!
What is your creative process like?:
Usually the images come to me from nowhere. I just pesno, scribble on paper. I make a sketch. Sometimes I keep it for a while until I feel it's time to d epintar! So I step onto the screen and finally paint! I believe that is it. I often write short stories and the paintings are born of these stories too!
How do you come up with a profitable pricing structure for your pieces?:
I'm lousy to put prices! I do not like selling jobs for high values! I prefer that everyone has access. But not to waste too much, I usually calculate my spending and gallery commission. Then I choose a value that covers that.
What do you believe is a key element in creating a good composition?:
feeling It is not enough just to create something perfect aesthetically if you do not feel anything for the work. Or who knows how to throw paint on a canvas just to have money. Every painting that I create is done first for me. if I do not like it and think it will not make anyone happy, I will not even put it on sale.
What’s the best art tip you’ve ever received which you would be willing to share?:
A cliché! Never give up ! It sounds silly but it's the truth. If you do not give up, you'll definitely be able to! I also believe that you should always seek a style that is unique, something different from everything and that shows what you want to show! Do not try to copy anything or anyone.
How has your style changed over the years?:
I can not say. but has changed drastically in the last decade. I let go of the common, the normal learned at school and started to do what I wanted. the result was what you see today. Something joyful, authentic and not to be seen in every corner! I do not cling to the ordinary or the traditional, whether abstract or figurative!
Tell us about any experimenting you are doing lately?:
I'm writing a new book right now. The provisional title is "Who stole my legria". My new collection of epinturas is being finalized and will soon be put up for sale.
Do you have any upcoming events we should know about?:
not in the moment . I'm dealing with my health so I'm slower. but soon I plan a new publication of a book and some exhibitions. I still do not choose where.