"I am what life does to me ... I am the rest of everything and the beginning of a lot ..."
Leonor Trindade Sousa was born in Vagos, Aveiro, Portugal. She studied art at Liceu Dr. Manuel Laranjeira in Espinho, the city which saw her growing up. Since adolescence that curiosity and intuition awakened her to the world of arts, particularly to the painting.
Through various techniques, from figurative to abstract and from acrylic to oil, she has painted different collections. Sousa's curriculum includes a great amount of individual and collective exhibitions, either national or international (Portugal, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, Méxi-co and Turkey).
In 2018 Leonor was invited to be the Portuguese Ambassador to Denmark, with her painting "Mar Imenso" which will be part of the permanent collection of the European Art Museum in Frederiksvaerk, Denmark. In 2019, in collaboration with the Marines of Hope and the Colombian Consulate, two paintings were delivered to the Caribbean Museum in Colombia. She also has a number of awards: Literarte Prize “Best of the Year 2018” in Brazil, International Prize “Grand Master of Art” Caravaggio in Milan, International Prize “Grand Master of Art” Botticelli in Florence, Diego Velázquez International Art Award in Barcelona, “Artist of the Year 2019 Award in Mantua, Italy, the“ Golden Brush Trophy ”and title“ Academic of the Arts and Arts Center in Portugal ”of the Literarte Association, the Michelangelo International Prize in Rome,“ Best of Year 2019, Brazil, Renoir International Art Prize, Milan, Giotto Inter-national Art Prize, Rome, Honorable Mention from the Circle of Arts, France, Certificate of Excellence Artavita Online Gallery, International Art Excellence Award 2020, India and World Gold Award, Artistic Creativity, Italy, Artisti20 - 50 Best Contemporary International Artists, Italy, Artist of the Year 2020, Italy, Palme d'Or, Cannes, Certificate of Merit XII Côte d'Azur Trophy and Art Award New York, USA.
Life has given Leonor the ability to express herself through art.
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