Valeria Moura

Valéria was born in Recife, Brazil. She received her artistic education in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where she got a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science of the Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in 1981. She then did some stained glass and mosaic work besides designing and building houses and gardens for her family. Gardening awoke her admiration for vegetables, fruits and flowers. She only painted occasionally then. Starting in mid-2014 she began to paint full time. She was awarded Full Membership of the Society of Floral Painters (United Kingdom) in 2015.

Valéria works in acrylics. She makes drawings based on her photographs of flowers, plants, fruits, wildlife, land and marinescapes. She selects details from photographs taken at different angles, light shades and instants to come up with the composition.

Kew rough rose

Observed at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London, June 2016.

Acrylic on canvas glued to cardboard. V 10cm X H 10cm

£45.00

Kew grumpy

Observed at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London, June 2016

Acrylic on canvas. V 10cm X H 10cm

£45.00

Kew yellow

Observed at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London, June 2016

Acrylic on canvas. V 10cm X H 10cm

£45.00

Gateway to glory (Act II) – Ipomoea

Captured at the artist´s garden in Brazil (August 2016)

Acrylic on canvas glued to cardboard. V 18cm X H 12,5cm

£67.00

Creamy caramel (Act I) – Cattleya labiate

Orchid from Orquidário Binot, Petrópolis, Brazil (December 2015)

Acrylic on canvas glued to cardboard. V 18cm X H 12,5cm

£67.00

Tulip hug (Act II)

Mature tulip from Colchetser Castle Park (May 2015)

Acrylic on canvas glued to cardboard. V 18cm X H 12,5cm

£67.00

Milk splash (Act I) – Cattleya labiate

Orchid from Orquidário Binot, Petrópolis, Brazil (December 2015)

Acrylic on canvas glued to cardboard. V 18cm X H 12,5cm

£67.00

Flame shield (Act I) – Tulipa

Mature tulip from Colchester Castle Park (May 2015) appears to be folding its hands to shield an open flame.

Acrylic on canvas glued to cardboard. V 20cm X H 15cm

£80.00

Miltonias

Tropical pansy orchids at Orquidário Binot in Petrópolis (the Imperial city of Brazil, up in the mountains near Rio), December 2015.

Acrylic on canvas glued to cardboard. V 25cm X H 20cm

£125.00

Overview – Tulipa

In a tentative return to health, a mature tulip opens up to gather energy and offers a view of its exquisite coloring soon-to-be emptiness.
“I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.”
Sylvia Plath, Tulips (poem)

Acrylic on canvas. V 35cm X H 27cm

£185.00

Rio’s magenta freckles – Cattleya labiata

Amongst the many beautiful orchids at Orquidário Imperial in the foot of an Atlantic forest remains-covered mountain in Maricá, Rio de Janeiro, this cattleya stood out for its exquisite colours and its magenta hues.

Acrylic on canvas. V 27cm X H 35cm

SOLD

Peace sign – Spathiphyllum

“I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad. I formalized the drawing into a line and put a circle round it. It was ridiculous at first and such a puny thing.” – Gerald Holtom, professional designer and graduate of the Royal College of Art. Creator of the Peace Symbol.

Acrylic on canvas. V 45cm X H 30cm

£260.00

Carnival party – Cattleya

Each cattleya in this composition evokes a woman in full, flowery and glamorous carnival costume. The entire cattleya ensemble seems to be dancing as if in a carnival party in Rio. They are actually orchids from Phuket in Thailand (June 2012).

Acrylic on canvas. V 50cm X H 40cm

£305.00

Rio’s freckled face – Cattleya Cheetha

Amongst the many beautiful orchids at Orquidário Imperial in the foot of an Atlantic forest remains-covered mountain in Maricá, Rio de Janeiro, this cattleya stood out for its exquisite colours and its freckled petals.

Acrylic on canvas. V 40cm X H 40cm

£305.00

White bat flower – Tacca integrifolia

“I first encountered the bat flower at the (Harry P.) Leu Gardens in Orlando, FL, USA in July 2015. I was immediately attracted by its ghostly bracts and shiny leaves. I thought it could make a special flower arrangement to go with a cousin yam dish for Halloween…”

Acrylic on canvas. V 50cm X H 40cm X 5cm

£375.00

Blues pond – Nymphaea caerulea

A pond with blue lilies outside a fine art gallery in Sarasota, Florida, USA caught the eye of the artist in October 2015 who decided to preserve the scene in paint. This artwork was juried in for exhibition at the May-June 2016 Fine Art Show of the Society of Floral Painters, UK, in Chichester, England – where the artist demonstrated her painting technique.

Acrylic on canvas. V 50cm X H 40cm

£375.00

Cayo Jutias, Cuba

This composition came about after a refreshing dip in the Caribbean and a lunch of flamed lobster tails and Cuban beer in an isolated beach in the Cayo Jutias island near Viñales, Cuba. Food and drink were furtively offered and prepared by enterprising fishermen hiding in the bush. The sea had been pounding the beach ripping its vegetation – of which part is seen in the water already bleached by salt and sun.

Acrylic on canvas. V 50cm X H 70cm X 5cm

SOLD

Blue drops – Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Bluebell woods in Turville, Buckinghamshire, England. The artist appreciated them on a Sunday morning, May 2013, as an appetizer to a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding lunch at the local Bull & Butcher pub, peeking up at the Cobstone Windmill.

Acrylic on canvas. V 70cm X H 50 cm X 5cm

£597.00

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