I lived here with my friend Ted, three cats, one dog, various chickens, ducks and geese, and a large garden.
While few of my paintings are of my surroundings, I believe my location has a profound influence on my work. I cannot see any of my neighbors, and this complete privacy offers a great freedom. Being in the middle of such a wilderness affects what I do every day - swimming, skating and canoeing. I take many long hikes - collect mushrooms, fiddleheads and berries. I paint when I feel inspired, and take inspiration from every source.
usually work indoors, sitting at a table
or working on a wall.
time, my workspace becomes a colourful work in itself.
The first thing you see when you enter my house is what I call the "Sanctuary", an assemblage of flowers, precious momentos, found objects that have special meaning for me. It somehow mimics the shrines to saints found in many shops in Brazil. It is constantly evolving.
I am constantly updating my walls with my latest works. The house becomes my gallery.
Visitors are always welcome. Call first to make sure I am home.
Home Address: 555 rue Préfontaine, #8, Montreal, Quebec H1W 2N1
Phone: 514 528 7051
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