I like a lot of different styles of painting. I have had an active interest in art for the past few years, and my tastes are still evolving as I learn and live with my growing collection. I do not collect as an investment but for the fun of it and to feed my enjoyment for doing research and learning. Here are some of my favorites. By the way, I am NOT the wildlife artist of the same name.
Dulce worked as an artist in Brazil for many years. Her grandson believes he remembers the painting in my collection from his childhood. He confirmed that the signature matches those from other of her works.
Another example of
there is little information about this artist, I am
including examples of her work not in my collection.
Little of her work probably exists outside of Brazil.
The family is not sure how the painting in my collection
made its way to the US.
Though primarily an oil
painter, the painting above does not appear to be an
oil, but perhaps a watercolor or colored pencil
drawing. Hard to say for sure from this image.
The date of Dulce's death is not known, but was after 1964.
Bravo Herrera is an art professor at the School of
Fine Arts in Cordoba, Argentina. I have found few
mentions of her, so far. I will update her biography
as I discover more information about her. Bravo
served on the jury of the 2006 Second National
Exhibition in Cordoba. This painting was pictured in
a Cordoba newspaper article about an artist group of
which Eumelia was a member. I purchased this
painting from a seller in Los Angeles, CA.
The signature on this
painting is difficult to decipher, but to me appears
to be D. Silvy or D. Silva. This is obviously the
work of a professional artist, probably produced for
the tourist trade. The is a notation inked on the
back of the frame that says "Purchased in Sao Paola,
Brazil, 1962". Probably supposed to be Sao Paolo. I
think this painting is quite striking and compares
favorably to the painting by Reinaldo Manzke, shown
below. There does appear to be a similarity in style
between the two. I wonder if this style was popular
in Brazil in the 1960s? This painting was one
of a pair offered on ebay in early 2009. The
seller's images sucked (technical term) and I was
not able to tell how nice this was until I received
it. Sorry I did not bid on the other painting, now.
Probably from an estate sale. Ana Dora, whose work
is shown below, graciously offered to see if she
could find out anything about this artist. It is a
happy coincidence that she also lives in Sao Paolo.
Ana Dora has been a
professional artist since 1973. She lives and works
in Sao Paolo, Brazil and exhibits her work
throughout South America. Her descriptions on ebay
of her work are are so precise, that I am including
them on my web site. She notes that each print is
produced by her on her own hand press. Very cool.
She also explains the mechanics of each process that
she uses. Her work is unique and created with great
attention to quality and detail. Her ebay id is
I like the colors in the
Samurai, but also the fact that it leaves so much to
the imagination and interpretation of the viewer. I
also like the mixture of several mediums. This piece
has a lot of depth.
This one reminds of Easter, sort of an Easter egg hunt in a tree. The contrasting colors are what first attracted me to this one. Next I was struck by the character of the gnarled tree trunk. There is probably a children's story in this painting. I really like her work, but her packing was not great. The three items above were purchased separately and each arrived with some damage as a result.
I have not been able to
identify the artist of this whimsical Peruvian
scene, yet. At least my guess is Peru. I wonder if
similar scenes might not be found in other parts of
what once was the Inca empire in Ecuador and
Bolivia? I did find a few images of similarly
dressed women in street scenes of Cuzco, Peru using
Google Images. There were also similarly constructed
balconies in some of these images. The buildings in
this painting certainly give the impression that
they are built on the ruins of Inca foundations. I
am including an image of the signature below.
Probably for the tourist trade. I like the whimsy,
color, and artist's use of shadow and blowing snow
in this painting. Nicely done scene of a cold,
breezy winter morning in the narrow city streets of
a South American city. I'd appreciate an help in
identifying this artist.