An exhibition of paintings by local artist Inna Hawker will be on display at Lagoa’s Convent’bio store between February 1 and 29.
“Natural Essences” will feature around 30 paintings that Inna has worked on over the years, “all painted in a natural or naturally-spirited way”.
Inna is a self-taught artist who was born in Ukraine in 1981 and moved to Portugal over 10 years ago. She and her husband operate Just Body, a gym and yoga centre in Lagoa.
“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.
Several years ago, 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.”
Convent’Bio is located on the EN125 road in the building of the former Carmo convent in Sítio do Carmo.
It is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm.