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2/23/2008:

Check out the works of Brazilian artist Fer Veriga over at Mackey Blue! She currently has 9 oil paintings on display. Open till 7pm today, 12-5pm tomorrow, Wednesdays 6-9pm and Fridays 12-8pm. 12th Street between Washington & Bloomfield.

Fer Veriga is an award winning artist with an international following whose artwork has been shown on four continents in cities such as New York, London, Sydney, and São Paulo. Many of Fer’s collectors have purchased her completed paintings as well as commissioned ones.

Fer’s notoriety grew dramatically in 2002 as a result of her being named a winner in the 2002 SOHO International Art Competition. In 2003 she was one of the featured artists in “The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition” at Agora Gallery located in New York City, 2003 A year later Fer was a featured artist in Brazil ARTSHOW, the 2004 art book celebrating Brazil’s newest generation of prominent artists.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fer Veriga began studying painting, sculpture and drawing techniques at various schools in Sao Paulo before moving to New York in 2000 to focus on her painting techniques at the Art Student’s League of New York.

Fer’s practical studies cover a full range of materials & techniques and she also studies art history in her spare time. Fer is continually trying to evolve herself by challenging her style in varied environments, whether she is painting at her home, her studio or during her many travels to different cultures and countries. Fer lets her emotions guide her work, resulting in bright colors, and dramatic contrasts that capture the mood of the subject in a unique style for which she has become known.

“Luscious, chunky, sensuous, tactile, and flooding past the canvas edge – observing Fer Veriga’s intense figurative works is an intense barrage of sensibilities.”

– Van Stokes, ARTMINE.com, November 2003

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