"I now realize I find harmony and satisfaction in painting. My abstract work appears spontaneously, moved by the force of my spirit.""I began to develop an interest in painting at a very young age, influenced by grandfather – designer, artist and engraver Joaquim Bezerra Paiva. When I was 30 years old I began to frequent the Association of Porcelain Painters. I received numerous awards including the first prize at the XV World Orchid Conference, held at Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art.
"A few years later I became interested in oil painting, encouraged by some of my students in porcelain painting. I now realize I find harmony and satisfaction in painting. My abstract work appears spontaneously, moved by the force of my spirit. My impressionist works are recreations based on photographs I have taken of the places I have visited in Brazil. One of the things I enjoy most in this life is to travel around my country and paint these recollections that allow me to relive happy moments.
"I have exhibited my paintings in various renowned galleries throughout Rio de Janeiro. I have also received various art awards for my work, including an Honorary Mention from the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts."
6 items by M. Paiva
View from the Lagoon
Rio de Janeiro at Dawn Landscape Painting Signed Fine Art
View from the Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro at Dawn Landscape Painting Signed Fine Art
M. PaivaThe sky seems on fire and the lagoon waters have an iridescent quality about it - such is the view that inspires M. Paiva. Painting with acrylics, the Brazilian artist captures the magical moment that...
Signed Brazilian Expressionist Dance Painting in Blue
Energy, Signed Brazilian Expressionist Dance Painting in Blue
M. PaivaLeaping, whirling, dancing, a woman twirls a ribbon as she moves lithely in a world of blue. "In the entire cosmos, the energy that comes from God is radiant," says Brazilian artist M....
City of My Loves
Signed Impressionist Painting of Rio de Janeiro
City of My Loves, Signed Impressionist Painting of Rio de Janeiro
M. PaivaShaded by tall trees, a narrow road meanders through the forest and up the mountainside. M. Paiva paints an enchanted scene set in Rio de Janeiro. The road winds from the Santa Teresa neighborhood to...
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
Romantic Impressionist Landscape Painting from Brazil
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Romantic Impressionist Landscape Painting from Brazil
M. PaivaM. Paiva exalts Rio de Janeiro's Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and its tropical surroundings, an oasis of nature in the city. Capturing the colors of late afternoon, she conveys a sense of magic and...
Landscape Impressionist Painting
Reliving Rio, Landscape Impressionist Painting
M. PaivaBy Brazilian artist M. Paiva, this image of Rio de Janeiro is filled with a deep romanticism. Passersby stroll leisurely in the Campo de Santana, so named for the chapel inaugurated there in 1753....
Original Painting Signed Fine Art from Brazil
Picking Flowers, Original Painting Signed Fine Art from Brazil
M. PaivaPromising buds dot the verdant fields, inviting their recollection at harvest time. M. Paiva paints the scene reminiscent of olden times as she paints with acrylics. In welcoming green hues, this...