"Hi! My name is Marina Costa, and I was born in João Pessoa, Paraíba, in the Northeast of Brazil. At the age of 21 I moved to Rio de Janeiro, where new cultural opportunities appeared in my life in the form of books...
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"Hi! My name is Marina Costa, and I was born in João Pessoa, Paraíba, in the Northeast of Brazil. At the age of 21 I moved to Rio de Janeiro, where new cultural opportunities appeared in my life in the form of books and museums. My family has always demonstrated strong artistic tendencies. My aunt is an artisan, and the rest of my family is made up of musicians so, since I could not very well be different, I decided to embark upon the artistic path as well.
"I began to paint with oil pastels, but I did not come into my own as an artist until I discovered acrylics. Acrylic paint is practical and dries quickly, which is everything I wanted in a medium. About seven years ago, I found that I was ready to sell my work, and in the meantime, I continue evolving and seeking out new horizons.
"I look for inspiration in everything that motivates me, and I seek to transmit through my work a little of my personality to my viewers. My paintings, which follow a modern figurative style, are filled with light and vivid colors since I don't like sadness, and I think that art should make people happy.
"My plans for the future include taking courses outside Brazil, keeping in mind, as always, my evolution as an artist and the perfection of my painting.
"This union with Novica is wonderful for me as an artist. New opportunities appear and my production increases. I am certain that it will be a successful partnership!"