Switzerland-based painter Katia de Carvalho is an internationally recognized artist known for her dreamy landscapes and scenic images that give the viewer a colorful glimpse into the moments being captured through her work.
|‘Carnival Parade’, oil on canvas, 20 x 28 inches.|
The artist paints vivid urban and rural scenes of everyday life, from people dancing in the night, a distant farm in the hills, to ladies doing laundry by the shore.
Each painting shares a little slice of day-to-day life with an innocent style reminiscent of the Naive art genre, which is what makes the work interesting, having a unique expression of perspective and color.
Much of Katia’s early works were dedicated to Venice, portraying the waterways and the facades of the buildings hanging like sheets between the air and the water. Her timeless vision of everyday life bares the child-like ruminations of her heart and soul as with most self-taught artists who strive to relate – by means of brush, paint and canvas – the fairy tale figments of their fertile imaginations.
Genuine naive artists are hard to come by; however, one runs across the real thing occasionally, and Katia de Carvalho is one of them. There is such a disarming candor in the simplicity of approach, and such a guileless directness in feeling, that one cannot help being enchanted by these paintings.