Colors from Nature
What really moves me on this path of co-creation is the meaning and beauty that I find in Nature. Since I was a child I loved to observe her, the sounds, the movements, the light, and especially her colors.
For thousands of years, our ancestors had simply used pure pigments, like clays, minerals and other organic elements to express themselves. Living in connection and with love for the Earth. In my creative process, I am inspired by these ancient techniques and methods.
A painting made with Earth from the mountains near my home, a warm iron oxide brown.
In 2009, during a levada walk to a waterfall in Ribeira de João Gomes, in Funchal, I found earth in warm tones, which inspired me to create a new collection of paintings, for a Gallery. Since that day, my vision about the whole creative process expanded. I was looking to give a new meaning to my work, so that it would be more in harmony with nature.
Landscapes made with Earth Pigments
A few years ago, I decided to create my paints by hand with earth pigments, collected in different locations around the world, from natural and sustainable sources. A journey of re-discovery, incorporating in my paintings the pigments found in these landscapes. Each pigment we find on Earth is a living element and tells the story of each place. It is a gift from our Creator.
These colors have preserved in their core the memories of life on earth from thousands of years ago. In a sense, we are also made from these colors. How wonderful it is.
All Earth life is One and Interconnected.