Medium: Botanical Prints onto canvas and linen using local plants from the Algarve.
“I am of Spanish nationality, born in Belgium, and studied at the Sint-Lukas School of Arts in Brussels.
Since 2001 I have lived in the Algarve in a nature reserve at Rocha da Pena.
I find nature an inexhaustible source of inspiration and decided to use the leaves of trees and plants, as well as herbs, for my artwork. I feel at one with the power of nature and it seems to me that I am collaborating with the greatest existing artist. I hardly can describe or express the extraordinary adventure of discovering the true inherent energy of plants and how they enable me to express myself with total freedom. I love to work with them, harnessing their versatile patterns, colours and structures.
I am extremely fortunate to be part of a growing movement towards “art in nature”, whereby I, along with like-minded artists, can apply natural techniques in our work.”
Manoli is a visual artist and uses local plants for painting on canvas or linen and also clothes. She also creates eco-prints of her work to a maximum size of 60 x 70 cm.
You can contact her and see her work at her atelier studio in Penina and she is available for private commissions.
Phone: (+351) 960 382 196
Facebook Page: ortiz.manoli
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.
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