In 2017 I made a watercolor of my first dog, right after her passing, as a way to keep her close and overcome the pain of her absence. Months later, with the desire to help strays, I created MAT, doing custom pet portraits and donating a percentage to needy animals. MAT is the initial of my first 3 dogs: Marrom, Amy and Theo.
Besides pets, my other big inspiration is wildlife. I love to go outside to seek inspiration in nature. Many of my paintings of animals from Brazil are made from references that I photograph. For me, there's nothing like being able to live and portray these experiences in nature. That's why I created the project "100 encounters in watercolor", in which I intend to make 100 paintings from my photographs (follow along on Instagram ).
Despite having started as a self-taught artist, today I participate in courses with renowned artists that I admire, always looking to evolve my technique and learn from their experiences.
I've participated in national and international exhibitions, having paintings in 10 countries. In 2020 I was invited to participate in my first international exhibition “Artists for Painted Dogs”, donating 50% of sales to wildlife conservation. Since then, I dedicate myself more to original artworks, seeking to participate in new exhibitions and help with conservation (check out other exhibitions below).
I hope I can colour your space with the love
of your pet and the diversity of wildlife!