"I really start knowing myself better through my paintings. Through it, I could face my strength and weakness by exploring my inner self. When I paint, I’m able to reach some serenity and find a way to deal with my emotions and also I can see myself in a full and honest way." - Angela Maria Das Graças
Angela was born and raised playing with siblings, cousins, and neighbors in a small town called Araguari, Brasil. She had a big backyard that gave them the opportunity to play and create -- putting on theatrical shows was one of their favorite activities. Her role was to write the scripts and paint the sets, which is where her passion for painting was born. Painting gave her the chance to let her imagination get carried away. After years in workforce, Angela found herself missing expressing her creativity through painting. She decided to enroll in painting classes. She has been painting for 8 years, enjoying the opportunity to express herself and get to know herself better through her imaginative work. She found herself identifying with abstract works, where she can let her thoughts flow through the paintbrush. Her hope is to reach people on a deep level and create an emotional experience while viewing the paintings.