"Through my work, I try to exercise my freedom and creativity, bringing me a tremendous inner peace."
"My house couldn't have been a more inspiring place for me to take my first steps in the universe of art. My father, Sérgio Mattos, is a recognized architect and sculptor, my mother, Tania Kemp, an architect and decorator. From both, I received a great incentive to create my first drawings and watercolors.
"In my house we breathed art and design, and my first interest was in drawing, already manifest in school where handicraft classes were my favorite part of the day. Soon afterward, I took a course in photography, developing a technique that subsequently mixed my pictures with collages, tints and acrylics.
"Through my work, I try to exercise my freedom and creativity, bringing me a tremendous inner peace. I can add to my pictures a new artistic element through collages and paints, creating an original and very decorative work that portrays the beautiful landscapes of southern Brazil."
By 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.... Read More
Golden light envelops rugged rocks that jut into the ocean. The darkening sky intensifies the glorious colors of sunlight reflected on the water. Washing gently to shore, the waves are tinted with... Read More
Sunlight slants through the forest in late afternoon, enveloping the trees in the splendor of a dying day. The moment is hushed and magical, beautifully captured in exquisite watercolors. By Azucena... Read More
The landscape of Florianopolis appears as though through a sun-kissed mist. Dreamy and beautiful, the island is depicted in a collage of photographs and acrylic on canvas. This evocative composition... Read More