I’ve been living in Brazil for almost 3 months now, and I’ve been feeling very enthusiastic about painting art inspired by the ocean here. Traveling to the beautiful beaches around Pernambuco state every weekend filled me with more creativity than I could have imagined. I’m very grateful for the time spent here, because besides the opportunity to get to know the nature, I got to be constantly surrounded by warm and friendly people. Also, taking the time to walk by the beach everyday helped me come up with so many ideas for future projects that sometimes I feel like there’s not enough time in the day to do everything one could do.
I got acquainted with works by local artists in different environments, and the ones listed below are some of my favorite.
Sila Lima is an abstract artist who creates artworks with intense brush strokes that often remind me of geometric shapes. I like her bold style and the way she combines colors to make an eye-catching statement. You can find her work here: @silalima
Pedro Melo is an artist whose work I got to admire every day by going to Borsoi Cafe in Recife. I loved his colorful pop style and the way he experimented with art by painting on different types of canvas and wooden cut outs and shapes. My favorite ones are those of playful characters on wood. I recommend everyone in Recife to go check his paintings out in Borsoi! Besides seeing amazing art, you will get to enjoy some of the best coffee in town, served by passionate people who really love what they do. Find them here: @pedrom.art and @borsoicafeclube
Meu cavalinho e outras obras estão todas no Borsoi. Com alegria que anúncio uma parada nas vendas de novos quadros, agora é segurar pra ter o acervo pessoal e montar uma expo solo ano que vem. Que quiser comprar quadros originais e de madeira, esses são os últimos. Obrigado todos os clientes por esse ano super produtivo e bem recebido. Por um tempo bom tempo só vou tá vendendo originais em papel. #art #Wood #horse #hipism #painting #urbanart #streetart
Hans Liesen is an artist who creates quirky cards full of wisdom. His illustrations are very cute too. If you’re looking for a unique gift to someone you love, definitely go get one of his cards! It will make your friend smile. :-) Find his work here: @hansliesen
Santos e Santos is an architecture and interior design firm in Recife recommended by a friend. I really enjoyed the use of color and clean esthetic in their projects. The places they design look spacious and bright while offering a nice touch of color by the lively artworks or pieces of furniture used.
Besides feeling inspired to paint more ocean art here, I've also come up with a challenge of painting at least one card sized painting a day and send it to people around the world. If you'd like to get one of my paintings for free, this is a unique chance to participate in the giveaways I'm doing once a day. Check Instagram below to see how you could get one! My goal is to share more art with the world this year, and it's been very exciting to see everyone participating.