Initially a pastel artist in my native Brazil, I started practicing watercolor about twelve years ago, after my move to Colorado. My learning the medium has been mostly self-taught but it also includes a few workshops with renowned artists, such as Alvaro Castagnet, Mark Mehaffey and Mel Stabin.
My favorite subjects have been street scenes and landscapes, both local to Colorado and from trips abroad and around the country.
I prefer to work on site whenever possible and my goal is to suggest, rather than to depict detail. This leads to paintings that are fairly realistic, with some looser, more abstract or stylized elements.
I am very curious, so I often try my hand at different styles, and venture into other subjects such as figures and portraits. Continue reading