Tania Bortoluzzi is a native of the State of Santa Catarina, South Brazil and started oil painting at the age of 13. Very early on she developed a passion for travel and began painting original sceneries from Brazil, South America, Europe, and more recently, the U.S. Tania’s art is mostly expressed through an impressionism vision by using shadows, reflections and vibrant colors to capture the positive energy that she feels while painting. Later on she also developed an abstract style of acrylics painting which taps into her creative and innovative side. Tania has participated in many art shows in Brazil and the U.S. and her paintings are currently held by over 40 private collectors.
Tania graduated from the University of Western Santa Catarina, Brazil, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and she worked for the Brazilian Federal Agency of Geography & Statistics for 32 years. In 2006, Tania published a book titled “Poems Received from a Passionate Man” that describes her personal or intimate side. In 2007, Tania’s life took a major turn when, in the name of Love, she quit her native Brazil, her family, her work and friends to get married and settle in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she currently lives with her son. Many of her friends tell her that she is a very courageous woman. However, she considers her move to the U.S. as an example of detachment from material possessions and the expression of her Love that does so much good to the heart and spirit. I will donate 15% of my sales to charitable projects for this event.
Commissions are accepted.
My suggested recipient charity is the Community Care Center.
Sueli Lopes Verevkin has lived in Winston Salem since 2006. Born in Brazil from a Portuguese immigrant family she has always had a passion for miniatures and devotes herself to creating realistic pieces, mainly in 1/12 scale (Dollshouse international Standard Scale). Usually uses polymer clay and dry pastels to achieve the right color and shape and lately is starting to use wood to produce new pieces. She is a member of NAME (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) and IGMA (International Guild Miniatures Association), and travels domestic and internationally to attend exhibitions and trade shows. I will donate 10% of my sales to charitable projects for this event.
My suggested recipient charity is the Doorways for Women and Families.
Through my photographs I try to capture a sentiment or the character of my subject. I'm self taught in photography. I enjoy macro photography mostly and portraiture. I was born and raised in Mexico City. I’m 100% Chinese by blood. I moved to the USA in June of 2000. I have a degree in Computer Science and worked in IT for 18 years. I love traveling and learning about other cultures. I live with my husband Ali in Winston Salem, NC. One of my goals is to help charitable organizations and good causes through my craft. I will donate 30% of my sales to charitable projects for this event.
My photographs are available in different sizes (I print them at your request). If you would like to see my full portfolio visit http://fotos.claudiasentahbaz.com.
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