S. PintoSouza – Biography

Silvia Pinto Souza is an independent Houston based fine artist. She has a diploma in Art and Design from the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England (now Central Saint Martins School of Art part of the University of the Arts London – UAL). She continued her art training with courses of photo printing at the Slade School of Art in London. While living and working as an artist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil she took additional printing courses at the Pontifical Catholic University and the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage. She worked on several techniques such as Lithography, Etching, Silkscreen and Woodcut.  For more than two decades now she has devoted herself exclusively to painting. Throughout her career, Silvia Pinto Souza has received several awards and honors from various institutions and has had many solo and group exhibitions both in the USA and abroad.  Her works are in collections in several states and countries throughout the world.  More detailed information about the artist’s whereabouts is found in Silvia Pinto Souza’s Resume.

Silvia Pinto Souza paints in themes and her body of work consists of various Series. Her favorite medium is Acrylic paint. She loves water based paints which give her, as she says, more freedom to stretch the properties of the paint to the limits.  Silvia Pinto Souza likes experimenting with countless washes of very thin diluted paint, building up in this manner the various values of color she looks for.  Collage and textures are also important mediums of support to create on the canvas the diverse bases she uses on her paintings.

The great variety of themes in her work is the result of observations and data recorded not only in trips to various countries and states, but also in daily life experiences: “Beautiful images with intense contrast of color, light, shadow, texture and shape are enough to make my senses vibrate.”  Particularly the Series Mosaic Paintings, and Florals and Nature reflect Silvia Pinto Souza’s sensibility and admiration for nature. She sees herself as an artist whose goal is “to bring pleasant and positive thoughts to one’s mind; to give pleasure to the senses. It doesn’t matter how complex or how simple the image is, as long as it brightens the viewer’s heart”. 

Silvia Pinto Souza’s art works are displayed in private collections in many homes and offices in various countries. Her art pieces brighten and decorate with their rich vibrant colors and textures a wide variety of spaces such as lobbies, waiting, consulting, meeting, living, dining, bed and family rooms all around. They have also inspired fashion since her themes are well suited to be used in textiles and accessories.

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