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.

Fatima Andrade



  • 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.