I began experimenting with paints and pastels 29 years ago, following them, listening to them, allowing my own style to emerge. Only years later did I teach myself to draw. The name I use on my artwork, Luiz, 'arrived' with my style.
In 1997, feeling stuck with my style, I knocked on the door of Kingsgate Workshops in West Hampstead, looking for someone to teach me to sculpt. I thought sculpture would be a good way to bring new life to my painting. Little did I know that sculpture itself would become my main focus. Chris Bramble has his studio there and he has taught me much of what I know about working in clay. In 2004 I began casting some of my better sculptures in bronze. During all the years I carried on painting too, but it's only recently that I feel that what I originally was looking for when I knocked on that door all those years ago has begun to emerge in my painting.
When I sculpt my inspiration
comes from ideas, the imagination, situations. But it doesn't stop there; it
carries on even while I'm working, so that a sculpture can end up in quite a
different place to its original concept. This is one of the reasons I love working
in clay; it gives me a freedom I can't imagine finding in another medium.
You can contact me at 167
Walm Lane, London NW2 3AY
I also work as a Homeopath, Radionicist Counsellor,and Naturopath. To see that CV click here