A mix of mediums with vigorous and colorful strokes, drips and splashes is what makes of the works of Mara Galvão so interesting.

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Mara Galvão is a self-taught artist who was born and raised in Brazil. She lives in SF Bay Area with her family since 2000.

Her work is an expression of her passion for the beautiful country she was born in, and her paintings reveal the raw, rustic and natural elements present in the country, and also the rich, colorful  and spontaneous cultural aspects of it.

Mara's process is a combination of techniques she has learned in the US and from working closely with some well-known artists in Brazil. She incorporates pigments, coffee grounds, marble dust along with acrylic, oil, ink and wax into the canvas. "That reminds me of my own cultural heritage", she says.

She is always learning and expanding her experiences on exploring the materials she uses on her works. 

Mara has been showing her paintings on the US, Brazil, London, Barcelona and Japan.