Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Carl Lindell Jr, President & CEO Lindell Investments, Capital & Properties
Richard J. Stephenson, Founder and Chairman, Cancer Centers of America
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio
Adrian Smith, Architect, at Adrian Smith+Gordon Hill Architecture
Sam Magad, Concert Master, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Silvia Steiner, Judge at the UN International Court, De Hague, The Netherlands
Stuart Lasher, Chairman, Quantum Capital Partners
Brendan McLaughlin, Anchor, ABC News, Tampa
Cindy Spahn, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Mike Pealrman, Executive Vice President, Freddie Mac
Linda Yarden, Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co, New York
Marvin Shavlin, President, Bond Jewelers
Kenneth Stone, President, Stone Soap Company
Lupita Murillo, NBC News Anchor, Tucson, Arizona
Brian Crowley, Chief Financial Officer, Robb & Stuckey
Neville and Nancy Green, Managing Director, and Page Editor, The Tampa Times
Ellen Weiss, Vice President, The Children’s Heart Foundation
Patricia A. Wasson, Executive Director, Town of Celebration, Florida
Earl S Cooper, Executive Vice President, Hawkins Construction
* * * * * * * * * * * * * Corporate Collectors
AT & T Corporate, Orlando, Fl John Hopkins All Children Hospital, St Petersburg, Fl City of Buffalo Grove, Illinois The Penn Companies, Philadelphia, PA WastePro, Orlando, Fl Ruden McClosky Law, Tampa, Fl Heidlt & Associates Engineering, Tampa, Fl Bay Harbor Aviation, Jacksonville, Fl Justin Blair & Company, Chicago, Il Hillcrest Health Services, Bellevue, NE
I was born and raised in Brazil, of an american mother and austrian father. I started painting when I was in my early teens. I first studied painting with a host of private tutors and later at the Center for Visual Arts of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is where I spent about half my life. It is an exuberant metropolis where one finds beautiful lush nature and a vibrant society very much in love with the beach culture. I still travel back regularly, and I know that my colors are influenced by these experiences.
I spend my time between my house and studio in Tampa, Florida, and whenever possible, the coastal village of Buzios, near Rio. My art has been sold and collected internationally in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Brazil.
My style incorporates warm colors and alternating palette knife with brush work, and as a result my works tend to feature a textural look. I enjoy painting on paper as well as canvas. I work with waterbased paints only, but also add collage and mixed media components to many of my artworks.
I am mostly a painter of abstract landscapes, but I am now once again painting figuratives. These will be done against a background that will be either an abstraction, or an actual landscape, depending on the perception of the viewer.