Maria Augusta Martins - Artwork

Maria Augusta Martins - Artwork

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Born in 1952 in Baixo Alentejo, Portugal where she was raised. In 1969 she left for Lisbon, to enroll in the University. It was in Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) she graduated in Chemical Engineering. Although she never returned to Alentejo, the light and colors of the great planes deeply marked her.
In 1975 the author starts her professional endeavours as an Assistant Lecturer at IST where, alongside the lecturing, carries out a research career that would stretch for some years. In 1978, answering to a new challenge, she entered the Central Sacavém Laboratory with the mission to create a new branch and a new laboratory which she came to lead.
In November 2015 the author returned to painting, one of her oldest passions to which the professional life left little time.
The author enjoys to explore themes like the natural or urban scenery in a wide range, trying to abstract or realistically transfer into the canvas memoreis and emotions.



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