Local artist Inna Hawker inaugurated today (Friday) an exhibition of several paintings at Lagoa’s Convent’bio store.
The exhibition will run until the end of April and will be open for individual viewings only due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An opening ceremony with food and drinks is planned for when the ongoing lockdown is lifted.
Inna is a self-taught artist who was born in Ukraine in 1981 and moved to Portugal over 10 years ago. Her paintings tend to reflect her love of nature and explore the connections between it, the cosmos and the soul.
“I have loved art since I was young and when I later became a school teacher, I found art very helpful in my work with children,” she says.
Over time, she developed a strong feeling that she had to start painting, simply because she had “so much to say to the world”.
“Painting is a wonderful way to express myself. My work is about true love and the energetic connection between man and woman. There is a deep connection between nature, the cosmos and the soul, and they bond together to tell the story about who we are deep inside ourselves.”
Open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm, Convent’Bio is located on the EN125 road in the building of the former Carmo convent in Sítio do Carmo.