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Belinha's Biography

My Story

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Art is my essential food of soul.
I was born in Lisbon and left Portugal as a very young child to live in various European countries.
That’s why my artwork reflects my multicultural background. Currently, I'm back to Portugal.
I’m a self-taught painter that has always had an enormous passion for art and
couldn’t escape in my life from creating.
In Brussels, in 2005, when I attended for the first time artistic courses, I have had The Revelation of my life by understanding my real artistic potential, the irresistible desire to develop it and the punch to express myself artistically. Since then, I draw, paint in acrylic, watercolor and oil,
paint on porcelain, as well as on silk,
I sculpt and create jewelry.
I work always according to the inspirations and feelings of the moment, linked to a socio-cultural, historical, sentimental or personal context, rather than influenced by a specific painter.
I have my optimistic own art style,
which is a universe of its own, with a mixture of allegorical subjects, surrealistic, pop 'art,
optical art, abstract and figurative art, resulting in obtaining
simply a Contemporary Art Style.
In my creations, you can feel my perfectionism, because for me, Art imposes a technique that brings together various processes, such as discipline, practice and knowledge. My experience taught me that you need, in order to create, passion, innate skill, strong sensitivity and know-how, which is not only theoretical, but, above all, practical.
I think that for an art creator it’s important to search into herself in order to find that
little something, that remains to be discovered in Art.
This is exactly what I did by inventing a mixed technique "Painted Porcelain & Acrylic on canvas".
By this way, I become the precursor of the porcelain modernization, by giving it
a new life, being avant-gardism and contemporary, 
assuring porcelain a place in Contemporary Art Galleries and obtaining
unique, innovative and inimitable paintings.
As a result in recognition of those artworks, I'm constantly awarded by various International Art Awards, like you can see afterwards in my ‘Awards’.
My principal goal is to continue developing my techniques in order to creat my art and, in the same time,
to touch the sensitivity of my public.
Therefore, I hope that my paintings brighten up your live and that you enjoy viewing them,
as much as I enjoy creating them…

Painting named "Colorful Beauty" form the painter Belinha Silva with colorful portrait of a Beauty

Belinha's AWARDS

Spring / Summer 2020:

"Special Recognition Award Certificate"

with the painting - Victory is approaching…,

from Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Art Competition Created in Isolation.

September 2020: 

"Special Recognition Award Certificate"

with the painting - Environmental Collapse2, from Patterns Art Exhibition.

November 2020:     

"Fifth Place Award Certificate"

with the painting - And… life goes on…,- Art Competition 2020 in Open/No Theme

from Contemporary Art Gallery Online.

November 2020:     

"Competition Award Winner" 

with the painting - Dandelions in Blue,  the- 6th Annual Leaves & Petals Art Exhibition

from Fusion Art Gallery.

December 2020:      

"Certificate of Merit"

in the Competition Art Price Luxembourg 2020.

April 2021:               

"Competition Award Winner"

with the painting - Coloured Life,  - Art Competition 2021 - All Planet Earth Art Theme

from Contemporary Art Gallery Online.  

October 2022:        

"Finalist Certificate" 

with the painting - Nautical Utopia,

Art Contest for World Wide ARTEXPO New York Art Fair Exhibition,

from Circle Foundation for the Arts.  

Winter 2022:           

"Artistic Excellence"

for artwork displaying originality, uniqueness and remarkable aesthetic,

from Circle Foundation for the Arts.

3th December 2022:

"International Art Award 'Menelao' of the High Recognition

to Personalities in the world of Art, Science and Culture" &

"Honorificentiam Artium Meritis al Maestro: Belinha Silva"

for the innovate technique of her artworks,

from the Academy "Italia in Arte nel Mondo" in Lecce , Italy.

February 2023:        

"Artistic Excellence"

with the selected painting "Odyssey"

the 4th International CFA Artist of the Year Award

from Circle Foundation for the Arts.

5th th April 2023:    

“5th International Prize Leonardo da Vinci”

for Artists that are worth for their artistic merit,

in the “National Museum of Science and Technologies Leonardo da Vinci”

in Milano, Italy.

22th April 2023:      

"Finalist Award"

 in 2023 International Juried Art Competition - 7th OPEN Art Competition,

from TERAVARNA Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

30th April 2023:         

Belinha Silva Nominated Artist for “Best Artistic Innovation"

Emerging Art Icons 2023 -Magzoid Dubai.

5th May 2023:         

“Talent Prize Award”

Still Life – from TERAVARNA Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

18th May 2023:       

"International Prize PEGASUS for the Arts" &

"TOP Artists - The Protagonists of Contemporary Art”

in the prestigious Capitulary hall of the Palace of St. Theodore in Venice, Italy.

May/June 2023:

“Finalist Certificate”

Finalist distinction for publication on the covers of ArtIDEAL annual fine art magazine-

by Circle Foundation for the Arts, USA.

6th June 2023:         

“Honorable Mention Award”

Animal 7th – from TERAVARNA Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

15th July 2023:

"International Art Award 'ZEUS' &

"GRATIFICATIO TITULUS HONORIFICUS

MAGISTER MAGNO CUM GAUDIO: to Belinha Silva"

for her fantistic artworks

from the Academy "Italia in Arte nel Mondo" in Lecce , Italy.

6th September 2023:         

“Honorable Mention Award”

Color 6th –from TERAVARNA Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

31th October 2023

“Art Diamond Museum Artists – to Belinha Silva”

for the artistic value from Effetto Arte Fondazione in the

Diocesan Museum Francesco Gonzaga in Mantua, Italy.

2nd December 2023:

“InternationalArt Prize MEDUSA”

High recognition of the visual Art, for her Creative Commitment to the History of Art,

as the Supreme Good on which she founded her TALENT.

International Art Biennal "The Age of Gods" from the 

Academy "Italia in Arte nel Mondo" in Lecce, Italy.

December 2023:

“Laurel”

Finalist in the juried Art Constest - Scens & Places-

from Gallery 4% San Fransisco, USA.

December 2023: 

“Certificate of Artistic Achievement”

in recognition of their high artistic quality in the Competition Art Price Luxembourg 2023

from the Pinacothèque Museum Luxembourg.

20th January 2024:

"Ambassador of Art 2024 for Portugal - Belinha Silva"

in the prestigious Borghese Palace, Forence, Italy.

February 2024:

“Laurel”

Finalist in the juried Art Constest - Living & Breathing -

from Gallery 4% San Fransisco, USA.

February 2024:

“Distinction”

the juried Art Constest - Face & Features 2 -

from Gallery 4% San Fransisco, USA.

9th March 2024:

“Finalist Award”

in the Abstract with Red 2024, International Juried Art Awards-                                                          from Camelback Gallery – Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

6th April 2024

“Honorable Mention Award”

2023 International Juried Art Competition - Color 7th

from TERAVARNA Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

13th April 2024:

“6th International Prize Leonardo da Vinci”

for Contemporary Top Artists that are worth for their artistic merit,

in the “National Museum of Science and Technologies Leonardo da Vinci”

in Milano, Italy.

3th May 2024:

“Winner Certificate of "The Budapest International Art Show2" (ArtBIAS 2)”

participation in the exhibition of the Golden Duck Gallery

& Art Space in Budapest, Hungary.

6th May 2024:

“Belinha Silva Nominated Artist for the "Best Artistic Innovation"

Emerging Art Icons 2024 -Magzoid Dubai.

June 2024:        

“Masterful Mind Award”

in recognition for artwork displaying creativity and uniqueness.

Selected by the 4th International competition for the Covers of Art IDEAL

Book’s volume hosted on the Circle-Arts Platform.

12th June 2024:

"International Prize PHOENIX for Arts"

iat the Scuola Grande of San Teodoro in Venice, Italy.

June 2024

“Honorable Mention Award”

2024 International Juried Art Competition – 9th Animal

TERAVARNA Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

June 2024:

“Attestato di Merito - Top Selection NEW YORK 2024”

International Price for Contemporary Art –

The finest artists selected by the best international gallerists.

From: ONE Art Space & PitturiAmo.

June 2024:

“Honorable Mention Award

2024 International Juried Art Competition – 10th Open-

TERAVARNA Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

12th June 2024:

"Finalist Award"

in International Juried Art Competition –Shades of Green 2024 Art Awards,

from CAMELBACK Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. 

19th June 2024

“Oscar Award for Creativity”

I’ll receive the Oscar in Palazzio Butera, Sala Borremans, Bagheria, Italy -

from the Costanza Foundation.

7th September 2024:

“Médaille d'OR &

Diplôme de la SAAF”

Société des Auteurs & Artistes Francophones –

award will be given in recognition of the enormous merit for the artistic work

of Belinha Silva au Château de Dissay, France.

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