Father of two , business owner and extraordinaire artist - Pedro Alves
Another art lover, who tirelessly nurtures that love by creating amazing works and showing his emotions through them!
The beginning of Pedro, a brief history of his talent:
As a child I always loved to paint and draw, but as with many people, life happened and I was pulled towards the material, tangible dimension of life. University, "real" jobs and bills to pay. I always felt the calling to go back into my creativity and I needed a wake up call for it to happen. In 2016 I begun experiencing anxiety. It was hard in the begining but ultimately pushed me to reavaluate the way I was living. I started painting and quickly fell in love with fluid art, where the artists doesn't have as much control over the piece as with other techniques. Since then I have had two children started a business and am now fully dedicated to developping my art.
Pedro's inspiration and motivation, his work process: I usually come up with a concept, something that flows and feels like a complete piece, something that resonates with my own heart, then when the paint begins to flow, I adapt because the paint has a life of its own. This is probabily why I enjoy painting so much, because each piece is a bit like life. You have a plan, it doesn't go as you expected, you adapt, you overcome, you make mistakes into lessons and make the whole thing as beautiful as you can. Sometimes you are in control, others you can just sit back and surrender. Usually as I paint I listen to a british phylosopher called Alan Watts. With his words in the background, my mind is silent and my senses are totally focused on the physical experience of making that piece. Silence and presence.
Pedro's opinion about Madeira's art: Madeira is a vision of beauty itself and as such has the capacity to inspire creative expression. The talent is amazing, both from local and foreign artists. I am astonished by the technical ability I see in plenty of the works. Although I would like to see the range of styles be pushed a bit more, I think that has been happening more over the last few years.
Pedro's hobbies and how he spends his time: As a father of two, business owner and artist extraordinaire, my time has to be well managed. I still pick up my electric guitar now and then to solo some blues, I am always trying to come up with new business ideas which rarely leave the notepad, but what I enjoy most is meditating. Silence is a rare luxury in our modern world and I have found that within it lie all the answers you and I need.
Pedro's oppinion about the project ''arte de portas abertas'' : I love the project and would definitely participate. Introducing art into the urban landscape is a no brainer. Pedro's idols, and people he admires: Kim.Rose.Art on instagram and also kenjihoshiart Pedro's future plans and vision: I see myself living in the countryside with my family and a dozen other people in a small community. We grow most of our food and spend our days working the field, playing music, painting and meditating. We have accomodation for visitors to come and go, renewing the collective energy. My bank account is constantly expanding and so I take a couple of breaks a year to travel to the East with my family. We all enjoy perfect health. Fears? Everything and also nothing. Pedro's life moto: Nothing to lose, nothing to gain - If you look closely, very closely, this moment right now, is eternally perfect. Pedro's collaboration with arteM: I am very satisfied and hope that the collaboration continues to flourish.
Veronika Zhezhovska 16.11.2020