Nilce Paiva is a visual artist who has intensely lived two cultures. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rio's landscapes and abstractions with characters from the Brazilian imagination, such as capoeiristas and indigenous people, predominate in the works of her youth. She graduated in the UFRJ ( Federal University of Rio de Janeiro- RJ, Brazil) in Art Comunication and subsequently, in the UFPR ( Federal University of Paraná- PR, Brazil). During the period she lived in Scotland, this Brazilian heritage is exhibited at Queen's Hall in Edinburgh (United Kingdom) in the exhibition "Visions & Dreams". Brazilian musical culture, such as Pixinguinha, Hermeto Pascoal among others and the daily life of the indigenous people were exposed to the British public.
Back in Brazil, Nilce Paiva continued her art with mosaic productions, drawings and paintings. Her works mix colors and shapes known from day to day with abstraction. Currently, Nilce also teaches art workshops in Curitiba, Brazil. While dedicating herself to expressive art ,she creates works of everyday objects, such as benches, panels and mandalas for decoration and gardens.