Virginia Lago Artwww.ArtPal.com/Virginialagoart
I grew up in Brazil, a country my grandparents migrated to from Austria; which taught me how to speak in Portuguese and German – and later my English improved when I moved to the United States. In the eighties I completed my Industrial Design degree from a Brazilian University in São Paulo. After marrying my husband, Daniel, I moved to the Atlanta, Georgia and had three children. While raising Alex, Bianca and Kevin I created a company named VLago Concepts © and developed numerous design services throughout Atlanta. Some of my work can be seen at schools such as: Medlock Bridge Elementary, New Prospect Elementary, Abbotts Hill Middle School, Kids R Kids, Gwinnett DEFECTS and many more. When I retired my ladders and scaffold, I worked as a designer for HOME DEPOT and developed a constant urge to be involved with people, as I have always been a very social person. I enjoy being helpful, nurturing and efficient. As a stay-at-home mom I would keep odd jobs that were interesting and diverse. Some of those jobs included: voice-overs for TNT and Cartoon Network as well as an Audio Supervisor. I then became an on-camera meteorologist and supervisor for The Weather Channel Latin America. At the same time I worked with hospitality for 5 years with Ipiranga, the second largest oil company in Brazil. NACS and INDI500 were some of the events I had to closely watch over the VIP Ipiranga group. As a constant mover and shaker, I am currently on my latest endeavor, teaching art as a form of expressive therapy. My love for people makes the atmosphere of my classes positive and motivating. It is fascinating to see how each individual creates and interprets a lesson, every mind is different. Witnessing the joy that comes from developing a piece of art brings satisfaction, relaxation and the excitement for the next meeting not only to the students but to myself as well. It is fascinating to see the therapeutic aspect and the infinite benefits of this proven concept which is creating.