Regina’s introduction and exploration into the world of art began in Brazil when she was very young. At age five, her parents enrolled Regina in an Art Education course for teens and adults in their hometown of Sao Joaquim da Barra, Sao Paulo Brazil. This 3-month course taught students how to mold clay, make papier mâché, carve wood, create wire sculptures, and paint. Regina’s favorite class was painting and her most memorable experiences were field trips into a tropical forest to paint. It was there that students were taught how to paint without traditional materials. Regina was only allowed to use naturally available sources of color such as green plants, brown dirt, red berries, and multi-colored flowers. These color sources were harvested at the source and at times mixed with small amounts of water followed by painting or rubbing the colors onto the canvas. Since age 5, Regina has been sketching, drawing, painting and in recent years creating unique custom art jewelry.
Regina hand fabricates unique artistic rings, earrings, and pendants which are created using a variety of materials such as metal scraps, wire, wood, paper, plastic, resins, tiny plants and flowers, seashells, paper, and many other materials. Regina loves to bend, cut, hammer and use various fabrication techniques to repurpose and transform natural and manufactured materials into unique one-of-a-kind pieces of art. No two pieces will ever be created the same.
Regina’s handmade paintings and digital art are often inspirations from her trips to various parts of the world to include South Africa, Swaziland, Egypt, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. Regina loves using textures, colors and interesting shapes and details that are accentuated with the emanation of light. Regina currently resides in northern California and often visits her home country of Brazil.