As long as I can remember, I always had a close relationship with arts. As a child, I would scribble on any piece of paper I could find. Later on, experimenting with different mediums until one day I finally discovered the joy of painting.
This was for me a true revelation. It was by far the finest way to express colors at its best.
Then followed the usual painting classes in which I would be asked to do landscaping. I was so curious to learn about the mixing of pigments and the harmony it created when applied in certain ways, the direction of light etc, etc.
Slowly defining my style, I soon realized that colors, lights, depths, movements and transparency were what I was always trying to master. Not really interested by the reality of the subject by itself, I remember being more attracted by impressionism. Claude Monet became my model.
I eventually started letting go of the painting brushes and began working with big spatulas and squeegees.
Needing a sizable space to realize my work, my canvas also grew in larger scale allowing for more expressions in the movements.
…And, there it was…abstract painter Malu was born!
It is only from that moment that I started to attract people ‘s interest. Since then I never looked back.
I opened my studio gallery, owned a website and started showing my art at large; first locally then worldwide. I had a few invitations for permanent exhibitions in Italy, Istanbul, Turkey, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso). I also participated in a few auctions and annual fundraisings for Bell Canada (largest telecommunications company), Maison Saint-Gabriel (Museum) and the OMPAC (Cancer Organization).
In 2010 I was awarded First Grand Prize in Quebec, Canada in Abstract Category Awards for the CAPSQ. I also was a member of International Academy of Fine Arts of Quebec until I moved to Brazil in 2012.
Since 2016 , my paintings are included at the numerous auctions for the very prestigious TNT Gallery in Rio de Janeiro.
As you can see, I have been painting for many years. Abstract painting has helped me to be detached from reality allowing me to express myself through many layers of shapes, colours and emotions.
My art prompts you to feel and reflect on your own self-liberation. A creative side which perhaps you were not aware you possess.
The most amazing part of showing my work around the world is being able to share my passion with people and observe the diversity of interpretations about it!
Abstract art will always have that unique, one-of-a-kind quality that any space can benefit from.