Silvia DeAraujo

photo of female nude figure painting
Among Friends #6, acrylic on canvas
Primary medium: Acrylic
Additional media: Oil, Pastel, and Mixed Media
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I draw inspiration from images presented in the environment. I see art everywhere in nature, in objects, and in human beings. The human figure is especially fascinating to me. I’m inspired by the moods that the figure can create through different movements and positions.

I integrate line, color, and shape to create compositions which present interpretations and record my version of what I see.

After seeing an image that captivates my imagination and emotion I think of how I can transfer the concept to canvas. This is how I work; I regard the process of painting on canvas as my life work and toil.

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My environmental influence was the multi–cultural, multi-racial, cosmopolitan metropolis of Sao Paulo. I have always appreciated the freedom of ideas and expression available via the creation of art. Since my childhood creativity has played a huge role in my everyday life. I received my first formal degree in Advertising/Promotion. This led to a creative position in an Advertising firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil where I was involved in the production and direction of television commercials.

In 2011, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing. I have exhibited my work in juried exhibitions sponsored by Florida State College at Jacksonville, the University of North Florida, Saint Augustine Art Association, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, and The Art Center of Jacksonville in 2010.