Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

drawing mixed media collage Worcester

Mixed media Artist

Mixed media Artist


Enter the gallery to see my work!

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Enter the gallery to see my work!

About Me

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My Background

Growing up Portuguese American, I always felt a little different. I channeled my isolation into creativity. I made art from an early age, and learned to develop those skills as I got older both from self-teaching and formal education. Retreating inward is easy for me, sometimes too easy. I am a classic introvert in that I like quiet solo activities like reading, and I am shy.

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My Medium

I am resourceful. I like to make art out of things I find in every day life. I have a collection of odds and ends awaiting their turn to be made into art. This is especially evident in my shadow boxes, where I utilize my found objects and manipulate them to my liking. I am always on the hunt for materials. To me, that's part of the fun of my artistic process. 

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My Inspiration

Inspiration hits me in many ways. Sometimes it strikes when I find something especially interesting at a thrift store. Sometimes it pops out at me when I am trail running, and I must stop to take a photo of a pretty landscape. Sometimes it nags at me at 5 am, when I'm awake with insomnia, and I have the sudden desire to capture a heartache from my past.  Chronic depression is an integral part of my life, and it often rears its ugly head in my work. My way of coping with it is to create something beautiful out of the pain. 

Events

3/28/2019

Unapologetic {Sorry} Opening Reception

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702

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3/28/2019

Unapologetic {Sorry} Opening Reception

I will be featuring a mixed media piece at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA!

Women have mastered the apology, but do they really have anything to apologize for? Sorry, but we don’t think so. Unapologetic {Sorry} is an exhibit for all women and femme artists in our MetroWest community to showcase their work in Gallery 160.

The show will be up from Mar 19 to May 5th but join us at the opening to mingle with the artists, including myself.

Check out the Facebook event here.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702

3/1/2019

First Friday Art Walk- mAR

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101

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3/1/2019

First Friday Art Walk- mAR

The art show is up from through Dec to Mar but I will be present on First Fridays.  

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101

2/1/2019

First Friday Art Walk- fEB

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101

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2/1/2019

First Friday Art Walk- fEB

The art show is up from through Dec to Mar but I will be present on First Fridays. 

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101

1/4/2019

First Friday Art Walk- jAN

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101

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1/4/2019

First Friday Art Walk- jAN

The art show is up from through Dec to Mar but I will be present on First Fridays. 

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101

12/7/2018

Art Show Opening

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce,443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101

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12/7/2018

Art Show Opening

Come see my art on display at the Portland Chamber of Commerce for their holiday art exhibit opening, coinciding with First Friday Art Walk. I will be featuring 10 pieces, alongside 9 other artists.

There will be food and refreshments, so come by, say hello, and support local artists.

For those of you not familiar with the First Friday Art Walk, this is a monthly free event in which the museums and galleries of Portland are open to the public from 5 to 8 pm the first Friday of every month. For more info, check out the event website here.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Chamber of Commerce,443 Congress St. Portland Maine 04101