A painting is first and  foremost a stor, a meeting…



Self taught painter, Maria Cristina started painting in her youth. “Naïve”, she is inspired by several topics : her homeland ( Brazil), music, the mermaids she loves the most, literature, fairy tales or event historic events.


She uses two different techniques : on the one hand, the oil painting in which she uses a true colours palette and develops a miniaturist style by enhancing the details. On the other hand, the icon technique, which consists on the application of golden leaves on wood, and then in painting it with tempera (mixture of natural pigments, yolk and vinegar).


Also, Maria Cristina employs two types of frames : first of all the traditional ones which will highlight oil paintings and icons, but also original ones (such as XIX century colonial windows from Brazil in massive wood or ancient chairs backs) from which she creates “naïve windows” and “sculpture-icons”. These last are created on tree-trunks or in tree branches.


She as participed in several exibitions in France, Brasil, Greece, Poland and Denmark. Her works are to be found mainly in private collections. However they can also be seen at the Musée International d’Art Naïf (Vicq, France), or at the Musée d’Art Naïf (Béraut, France).

Her most recent paintings are exposed at the Galerie Jacqueline Bricard (Lourmarin, France) and at Gecko Art Gallery, located at Toulon, France.

Maria Cristina has illustrated Mousikos.fr web site and the book L’action culturelle et de coopération : un réseau des hommes published by L’Harmattan. She also crated Gecko Art Gallerie logo.One of her paints, Le Mont Saint Michel, illustrates the book of Max Fourny, La Cité et les Naïfs.