It is not unusual for us artists to find it difficult to use words to describe our work, for art is a communication puzzle we are constantly trying to solve. But words and images complement each other, and in spite of their constant rivalry, images and letters are really blood relatives; they come from the same source. Basically I am an artist who believes strongly in the Visual Arts as a tool to give pleasure to the senses, with the sight of an image that brings joy and comfort to the soul.
I paint images of which colors, shapes and contrasts have impressed me the most. In other words, purely visual stimulation which I feel impelled to express and materialize on canvas. I paint what I love, what makes my senses vibrate, no matter how complex an object or how simple: From a landscape to a flower to a window, whatever object that brings in me the sheer urge for aesthetic expression. I’d like to be thought of as an artist whose work is pleasurable to watch. In other words, if I can brighten the viewer’s heart, then I have accomplished my goal.
Statement By: Silvia PintoSouza
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