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 Manoli and see her work at her atelier studio in Penina and at COLECTIVO 28 (R. José Fernandes Guerreiro 28 in Loulé, opening times Monday to Saturday 10am – 3pm, E-Mail: Lojacolectivo28@gmail.com) where, together with three other artists, she exhibits her new work such as eco-prints on leather (see above). Manoli is also available for private commissions.
Website and webshop: www.ortizdelatorre.com
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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