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Raquel Martins

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About the Artist:

I was born in Lourenzo Marques, now Maputo, Mozambique, in 1961. In 1974, I emigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa, where I lived until 1982. It was in 1982 that I moved to Portugal, and now reside in Setubal.
1980 - Studied Graphic Design & Fine Art. After school I went on to experiment with different schools of visual art, where I perfected my talent and skill for painting nudes and portraiture. I also gained vast experience in Technical Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Interior Decorating.
1984 - Worked as Graphic Artist, Freelance Fashion Designer, Freelance Illustrator and Designer in two leading Portuguese Advertising Agencies for several years, while continuing with my oil painting at every opportunity. Although I devoted all these years to illustration and Graphic Arts, I never abandoned my desire to return to fine art.
1990 – 2000 - Took commissions for portraiture and figurative paintings.
Since 2001 until today I have been painting more seriously full-time.
Raquel Martins

Solo Exhibitions

2005 - Telecom Picoas, Lisbon
2004 – Galeria d’Arte DeDois, Vilamoura
Galeria d’Arte DeDois, Lisbon
2003 – Telecom, June, Lisbon
Galeria Arte & Mar, Sesimbra
Arte Respública, Santarem
Telecom, October, Lisbon
2002 – Arte & Mar, Sesimbra
ARS Pictorica, Lisbon
2001 - ARS Pictorica - Lisbon
1993 – Laitau, Setúbal
1985 – Pombal
1984 – Criativarte, Coimbra

Oil on Canvas
140 x 90cm

 Oil on Canvas
140 x 90cm

Touch of an Angel
Oil on Canvas
140 x 90cm

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