Justine Albronda was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, in 1966. In 1992 she graduated as an Art Historian from the University of Amsterdam. She has been painting since 1995 and has had several exhibitions in the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Portugal. She is known mainly for her still lives, interiors and self-portraits. Always painted from nature, her style can be described a delicate, clear and tranquil.
Primarily, my work is concerned with exploring representations of flora and fauna, the concept of 'nature' and crucially its relationship to humans.
I use a variety of printmaking techniques to create unique prints, limited editions, variable editions, artists book-works and installations. For my installations aromas form an integral and vital element.
I was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong and grew up in England. I graduated from Central St Martins (BA Fine Art, printmaking) and the Royal College of Art (MA Fine Art, printmaking) in London. In 2015 I graduated from the Faculdade de Belas Artes, Porto University, Porto with a PhD (by research thesis) in Art & Design.
Born in Germany 1946, studied classical and modern Dance, Fine Art, Pedagogic and was finally qualified in Dance-therapy.
20 years as an Art-teacher 1975 - 1995,
17 years performing dance and `Tanztheater´ 1985-2002 in Germany, Portugal, Belgium and USA
Works in Ceramic since 1979,
Photography since 1990,
Painting since 2000.
Member of `Algarve Artists Network´ ´(Chairperson of this group since 2005 -)
2003 Olhão. Photography,
2005 Quarteira. Paintings,
2007 Düsseldorf Paintings, Tavira Photography
2006 to 2018 every Year with Algarve Artists Network group exhibition
2018 in collaboration with Ernst Föll Photography. Tavira
After a long career in Marketing, I started to paint, and became a specialist in copying Old Masters. At the same time I developed a particular surrealist style and acquired a gallery in the West End, London.
Since being in Olhao, I have attempted various ways of painting with a view to finding a more spontaneous approach, while still taking commissions for copies.
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Erik van Lint
Erik van Lint was born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands in 1970. He taught English and Cultural and Artistic Training at secondary schools until he moved to Olhão in 2006 where he set up his painting studio in Quelfes. Inspired by the amazing light and the proximity of the sea he has been painting here, together with Thessa van der Voort, with great joy.
A contemporary realist painter, American born, Jeffrey Gaylord Carter, paints primarily in oil. His subject's of landscape and urban scenes, are painted from direct observation. His work has been exhibited in the US, Canada and in Europe. Jeffrey currently lives and works in Olhao, Portugal.
Thessa van der Voort was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1950. Since 2010 she has also been living and working in Olhão, in the Eastern Algarve. Her artwork has been described as a study into the transition between the abstract and figuration. Being a poet herself, her passion for reading and writing is always palpable underneath the various layers of her work. Thessa´s work has been in many international exhibitions including in Brazil, Miami, Argentina, France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. She also organises large exhibitions such as the Frida Kahlo exhibition in Amsterdam in 2015, which featured work from sixty artists.
Cecilia Persson Carter
Swedish born, Cecilia Persson Carter, studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Art and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, both in Boston, US, and received her MFA in Art, Society and Publics from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK. Her work has been exhibited both in the US and in Europe. Cecilia currently lives and works in Olhao, Portugal.
Paulo Gago was born in 1982 in Lisbon, Portugal.
He lives in Olhão, where he started drawing and painting when he was very young.
A self-taught artist, Paulo’s objective is to develop his artistic and idealogical ability without any limitation.
Not limited by style, medium or technique, each new work is a challenge allowing him to discover himself as a way towards an artistic realisation.
The Municipal Gallery at the Municipal Library, Olhao.
The Municipal Archive Gallery in Olhão, by inviation from the Municipality.
Participant at the International Symposium of Contemporary Art in the city of Guarda.
Participant in group exhibitions in Olhao with the Olhao Artist Initiative.
My painting is directly related to how I feel, always evolving the subject or a particular motive shifting as in a moving landscape of emotions, ideas, experiences and imagination.
The freedom to paint to interact with the painting without any set or formulated limitations is important to me. To let go, an outward expression a transitional process, leaving space ahead for the spontaneous and the unexpected.
I allow the work develop to come from itself, as it were.
I aim for the entity of the painting that evokes the emotions and warrants investigation by the viewer.