I’m Vânia Colaço, a Colored Pencil Portrait Artist

At first, drawing was a way to self-express and communicate. As a result, I explored expression in portraits.

That is to say, I love to study human faces. With this in mind, the passage of time, life and death, became present elements in my work. Equally, music and art inspire me. For the same reason, my love of classical painters shows moves me. At this point, all subjects try to find their way into my art.

Presently I am working on portraits with colored pencils. Additionally, other dry materials. Like pastels. From time to time, acrylics make a presence.  I balance personal with client work. That’s why I see myself as a colored pencil portrait artist. Meanwhile, I’m on a quest for my own form of contemporary realism.

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