"Strong and vibrant colors fill me with happiness and good energy, and that is what I like to transmit through my paintings."Brazil's Marilurdes Martins – who also signs her artwork as M Lurdes – came upon art through the torturous paths that destiny sometimes leads through. "When I was 19 years old I left my hometown in San Antonio do Sudoeste and traveled to Rio de Janeiro to make a life.
"There I met René, a young man who sold artistic materials such as molds, acrylics, etc., in art fairs and to studios. Certain that he was the love of my life, we marred within six months and I started working with him. The daily contact with artists and their work nurtured my passion for art.
"I had originally trained in physiotherapy, but art reached my heart more powerfully. I decided to dedicate my time to painting, thanks to the support of my family, my husband and our two children.
"My inspiration comes from what I see day to day, it's in the quotidian, and also from my collaboration with other artists. Strong and vibrant colors fill me with happiness and good energy, and that is what I like to transmit through my paintings.
"I like all painting styles and I'm always open to new discoveries. At the moment I identify with geometric shapes.
"When I finish a painting I feel happy and I keep imagining better world, one that is fair and happy that evolves from the vibrations of the colors and shapes emanating from my painting."
6 items by Marilurdes
White Flowers on Lilac Painting Signed Brazilian Art
Calla Lilies, White Flowers on Lilac Painting Signed Brazilian Art
MarilurdesThree calla lilies are magnificent against the lilac background of this painting by Marilurdes. In Brazil, these flowers represent purity, for their white petals, and prosperity for their yellow...$204.99
Tennis Player Portrait Painting Signed Brazil Fine Arts
Tennis Player, Tennis Player Portrait Painting Signed Brazil Fine Arts
MarilurdesCaught in mid-action during the serve, a tennis player is transformed into the inspiration for this painting. Marilurdes surrounds the sportsman with blocks of color as she orders the background with...$227.99
Signed Black and White Artistic Nude of a Man from Brazil
Sensual Nude, Signed Black and White Artistic Nude of a Man from Brazil
MarilurdesBathed in a white light that accentuates the curves of his body, a nude man holds a wine glass in one hand. Brazilian artist Marilurdes paints this sensual composition for a striking addition to any...$259.99
Expressionist Painting of Two Hands in Blue from Brazil
Hands II, Expressionist Painting of Two Hands in Blue from Brazil
MarilurdesContrasting against a stark black background, two hands are realized in somber hues of blue, grey, and brown. Says Brazilian artist Marilurdes, "United hands inspire peace within me." She...$237.99
Black and White Painting of Two Wine Glasses from Brazil
Glasses, Black and White Painting of Two Wine Glasses from Brazil
MarilurdesBrazilian artist Marilurdes showcases her masterful command over light and shadow with this still life painting from Brazil. Framed against a barrel, two wine glasses filled with water are bathed in a...$259.99
Signed Expressionist Female Form Painting from Brazil
Meditation, Signed Expressionist Female Form Painting from Brazil
MarilurdesSays Brazilian artist Marilurdes, "Meditation is a way to sooth the soul." She captures that sentiment with this expressionist painting, which depicts a woman who appears as a phantom....$609.99