When I was a little child, strongly believed came from the sea.
Would spend long hours submerged. Holding to the fisherman’s boat anchors, on the shores of my childhood island. Where the currents pull forcefully in between the sandbanks.
The moon, the shining ruler. Every six hours the tide changed. I learnt then by experience, one could travel far without effort, just floating. Being pulled by the moon while floating on the sea surface. The mind would soar high into the migrant’s bird view flying above. Admiring how all processes are interconnected.
By experiencing nature in loco through the body, there was much learning taking place, and curiosity being triggered…
While studying biology during my teens, learnt we all came from the sea. The primordial soup: the first complex molecules join together in the skies thunderstorms.
Parallel to biology began my art studies, transmitting into the canvas what I experienced in the sub aquatic world. Later took a degree in Architecture, concerned on how architecture can influence people’s quality of life, as well as influence the natural environment, whether is well or badly designed, projected and built. All is interconnected.
Nowadays, my art is profoundly inspired in the ocean.
The ocean breathes through me into the canvas, becoming vivid paintings.
Ancient schools of wisdom say, that our soul is connected to our body through the breath. Our soul as being the eternal essence, which animates us, and thus indistinguishable from the essence of the universe. /God/Source.
While diving into the ocean, I breathe the ocean in.
When painting, the ocean breathes through me.

Currently working on a big painting (2 meters per 1,20) which reminds me of this day in Azores, diving with Blue Sharks.
These pictures were taken by Mark Saxby, here shared with is permission.
I had no camera with me that day, to allow me to fully focus on the encounter with the sharks.

Bringing the Azores to Lisbon, at SALT exhibition in Via Ideia gallery at Azeitão.
A duo exhibition with Catarina Nunes, a sculptress with whom my paintings married in perfect harmony.

From the Azores in the mid Atlantic Ocean, flew to Paris. Great contrast, from the wilderness to the architecturally gorgeous city. Enjoyed all the art, from museums to galleries to the street and to the metro!

Hunting for food in the big blue. Inspiring!

Opening solo exhibition INSULAR.
On the 29th July, till 23rd September at Faial, Horta, Azores.

Cycling to the north shore, on south windy days, for some inspiration work and lots of fun!!

Inside volcanic cave in Faial, Azores.

On the 8th of June, the World Oceans Day, arrived at Faial, Azores, to work on my oceanic inspired art, at one of the best locations in the world to connect intensely with nature.
Big logistics are required to pursue such endeavour. Shipped the art materials.
And flew with the bike and diving equipment.
No dia 8 de Junho, no dia mundial dos Oceanos, iniciei mais uma Residência Artística no Faial, no Banco de Artistas na Horta.
A logística necessária é grande, os materiais de trabalho foram enviados de navio e, voei com a bicicleta e equipamento de mergulho.
O atelier é lindo, com grandes janelas e vista para a marina da Horta e a montanha do Pico.

http://www.aquatech-water.com/Site/Water_News/Entries/2015/12/28_Annual_Celebration_of_the_Arts.html

Inspiration process. A day mountain biking and at sea.

Back to the atelier for the painting work…
Back to the sea.

Cycling along Lac Léman, from Vevey to the beautiful Montreux MAG Salon d’Art Contemporain.
A week with out wind, warm sunny autumn days.
Thank you Switzerland!

At the Salon d’Art Contemporain at Montreux Convention Center, by the lake Léman in Switzerland, from the 4th November till the 8th. You’re welcome to visit!

AWAKENING THE SENSES_ Solo Painting Exhibition

Around the island diving.

Princess Alice Bank.
Swimming with curious mobula rays.

Porto Pim late afternoon inspiring session.

North shore inspiring session.
Studying the light.

South shore late afternoon inspiring session.
The sun setting light travels gently into the depth.