Humanity’s plight is a concept artists have been examining for a long time, and one that comes to life through my recent collections. Although this is a theme commonly explored by various artists, I believe there is something uniquely fresh about my work. My large abstract penumbra paintings, as well as the angel and the self-portrait series, tend to extreme mystical darkness or scream with shouting, electric colours. My classical portraits and life drawings are serene and subtle.


Mysterious colour effects. Based on dusk, represent the phosphorescence that can be obtained by using a finely tuned dark colour palette. The results are optically and conceptually ravishing, light pouring out of darkness.

The pictures shown here belong to a series of 20 oil paintings that were exhibited in Montreal with the support of the Portuguese Embassy at Ottawa. These diptychs and triptychs measure 2m high. Some are permanently exhibited in the main office of the company Bonjour Montreal and also in private art collections in Japan.

In 2010 a new Penumbra piece was developed for the contemporary art museum Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas. This artwork consists of two canvases measuring 1.5 x 5 metres each. A dark canvas representing water and a pale one portraying fire, the two natural disasters that have destroyed parts of the island in 2010.


Human Closeness observes human nature in day to day life. Through this collection, I attempt to provide a fresh set of eyes through which to critically observe what is now thought of as common elements of life. I invite my fans to question and redefine their assumptions about society in order to become more connected in an increasingly disconnected world.


Nature and Nurture in Oil Paint is my most recent collection. The series focuses on several elements that I have been extremely interested in over the past few years. It is often the case that our most natural and erotic desires are reflected from nature. Through this collection, I attempt to use art as a unique and creative tool with which to explore different levels of realities.


I always like to keep my work fresh and creative, and The Mobile World is a prime example of my inspiration to stay relevant and innovative. Creating this collection was a blast, and I pushed my artistic abilities to the limits. If you'd like to see more, be in touch or come to one of my exhibitions.


+447950930301 (whatsapp preferred)

©2019 by Nelson Ferreira - Art Classes. Proudly created with