There were many small factories and workshops in Portugal in the 70s. Nowadays many of these have closed, because of all the imported goods. This factory was making machines necessary for the cork industry.
The beautiful interplay of light and shadows, here enhanced by glass reflections. It’s a simple and functional building, but it has beautiful proportions.
Painted “en plain air” in 1980 in Morrocco, sitting on the street in front of 3 different motives.
This is a theme I have had for the last 5 years! To represent organic matter in a slightly abstracted way, so the origin no longer is important.
In the 70s this “castle” was empty and dilapidated. I think later it was used for some cultural activities.
Beautiful fragile sweet pea flowers! When the sun shines through them, they look amazing!
This particular 60s vehicle was hand-painted and had no windows anymore. The owner was an old man who parked it there in the evenings, before going to a bar to drink medronho.
This square is quite an empty space now, after the beautiful Portimão Mercado was torn down for the construction of an underground carpark.
This is from a time when the wooden fishing boats came in every morning with their catch to this place, in the centre of the town.
I love all of nature but recently my eyes caught some plants geometric design. They are designed according to the concept of Sacred Geometry.
A creature of beauty and mystery. I once had a pond, where I saw them every summer. I decided to represent it in my own personal way.
My cat loved this olive tree. She was running up and down just for the fun of it!
When I arrived in Portugal in the late 70s, you could see a few of these American cars, but many were in bad condition or not even in use.
I have this Succulent sitting outdoors. Eventually, it had created this peculiar succulent flower!
These kinds of houses have been plentiful in most Algarvian towns. Some of them are saved for the future.
This painting is from the Fish Market in Funchal, Madeira. Clients are coming and leaving. The summer light is blinding!
The delightful pinkness of this house in Ericeira tempted me with the clothes drying and 3 satellite dishes creating beautiful shadows!
Serenity, the simple aesthetic of a table laid out in a typical Portuguese way with its paper cloth, upside-down glasses and some olives. The promise of what is to come!
The peacefulness of sitting with a friend, waiting for a train that comes in an hour. Chatting is mixed with pauses of silence, looking around at the beautiful station.
I always liked sweet pea flowers but they are a veritable enemy as they overtake everything. They are so beautiful though in the sunshine!
During my travels in Cuba, I was very inspired visually and otherwise. This house located in Havana instantly attracted my interest!