Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

drawing mixed media collage Worcester

Mixed media Artist

Mixed media Artist

Mixed media ArtistMixed media Artist

Mixed media Artist

Mixed media Artist

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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

3/20/2020

In Transition: Members’ Exhibition in collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum: Opening reception

6pm - 9pm

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland St. Worcester, MA 01608

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3/20/2020

In Transition: Members’ Exhibition in collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum: Opening reception

In Transition is the eighth “Call and Response” collaboration between ArtsWorcester and the Fitchburg Art Museum, an important center for co...

Event Details

6pm - 9pm

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland St. Worcester, MA 01608

12/6/2019

The Seventh Annual One: Opening Reception

6pm - 9pm

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland St. Worcester, MA 01608

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12/6/2019

The Seventh Annual One: Opening Reception

After a one-year hiatus, ArtsWorcester’s largest exhibition returns this winter! Featuring over 200 artists, this exhibition is non-juried, ...

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6pm - 9pm

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland St. Worcester, MA 01608

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 ...

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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

Event Details

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

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