Ambiguity and ambivalence: These two conceptual frameworks inform my paintings and artistic style.
I am interested in the space between reality and abstraction. I am fascinated by the idea that a painting can affect an individual on a conscious and unconscious level.
The tension between understanding the content or purpose of a painting is juxtaposed and disrupted with my emphasis on texture and abstract movement. I actively infuse my paintings with texture and an amazing motion influenced by my Portuguese background and my love of Mediterranean art and architecture. I approach the art of painting as a continual learning process, always challenging myself to experiment with new techniques and approaches.
I am currently the president of the Clarkson Society of Artists, member of Visual Arts Mississauga, Gallery 1313 in Toronto and the Colour and Form Society. I live in Toronto and exhibit my work in a myriad of venues and galleries throughout The GTA, Mississauga and Ottawa.
At the moment, I am interested in large canvas paintings that express bold emotional qualities through an emphasis on texture and movement.
Visual Arts Mississauga [VAM] Riverwood park, Mississauga April 12, 13, 14 2019
AGO - Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame, Toronto
Gallery 1313, Toronto - annually
Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood - annually
Papermill Gallery at The Todmorden Mills Museum, Toronto
Twist Gallery, Toronto
Lorne Park Library, Mississauga
Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke
Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen St West, Toronto. July 6 to 29, 2016. Opening Reception, July 7th 7-10pm. For more information, click here.
Koyman Galleries, 1771 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa. Sept, 2015 - Sept 2017.