Norwegian artist draws Tavira churches

Ove Martin Slyngstad takes inspiration from town’s churches

An exhibition of pen and ink drawings of Tavira’s churches by Norwegian artist Ove Martin Slyngstad is currently displayed at Casa André Pilarte, where it will remain until April 29.

The artist was born in Aalesund in Norway in 1954 and attended drawing and art schools in his hometown, having already exhibited his works in Oslo. His pen drawings are frequently purchased by art galleries in Norway.

Slyngstad has run his own design business for over 20 years and is now living in Tavira, where he has spent his last few years drawing most of the churches in the town.  In fact, he says the inspiration for most of his drawings comes from his new hometown in Portugal.

The exhibition can be visited for free every day between 11am and 1pm and 3pm and 5pm. The drawings can be purchased although they must remain at the exhibition until it ends.

By Michael Bruxo
michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com