My name is Danilo Alves. I was born in 1971 in Belem, a city in Amazonia - Brazil. When I was 12, I started studying drawing of landscapes with professor Majerofe, an extraordinary drawer, a great master and friend. My art is not a copy of any place, but a creation of the mind, of the experiences lived in the rivers, beaches and forests of this region of the world. Each drawing is a meeting with sounds, textures, winds, light, hot, rain, water, waves, birds, people, with certain sadness around people... These feelings guide the creation of the drawings. Its not a mechanical process... It is a meeting between myself and this place.