Catarina Garcia (1986)
Freelance Artist and Illustrator.
Born in 1986, I live and work between two places: Lisbon and Lourinhã.
My passion for drawing has started since a young age. I wanted to be an animator when I was a child so I drew everyday with that goal in mind.
I’m drawn to draw people maybe because I tend to like subjects related to the humanities.
From the beginning, my work has always featured figure drawing as a starting point with composition being of a singular importance. What interests me more in art is the process and the path for a constant improvement.
I also work as a freelance illustrator, having done work for children’s books, invitations, whiteboard animations, CD’s, book covers, websites, portraits…
My favorite artists as a whole are Käthe Kollwitz and Francis Bacon. I also love the artists from the School of London, Giacometti… all the art that has an expressive loose touch to it, but still, some kind of structure.
Catarina keeps a blog with current studies and uploads of images at this address:
Work as illustrator:
“The Expanded Field of Drawing” (3 week intensive experimental drawing course): - Slade School of Art, London, UK (2015)
Master in Drawing (2012) - Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon; Portugal
Degree in fine Arts - Painting (2008) - Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon; Portugal
Erasmus scholarship in Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti di Torino; Turin, Italy (2007/08)
Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts - Painting (2006) - Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon; Portugal
Several workshops on Drawing/Illustration from CIEAM/Gulbenkian; Lisbon, Portugal