Luciana Kuamoto was born and raised in Resende, Brazil.
Resende city is close to the Itatiaia National Park, nestled in the midst of the lush Atlantic Forest, she was never far from the beautiful forests, clear waterfalls with overviews of the surrounding Mantiqueira mountains. Itatiaia National Park, is the oldest National park of Brazil. Created on June 14, 1937 by President Getulio Vargas.
Moving to Alberta in 2000, she discovered the beauty and the wonder of the Rocky Mountains and soon added them to her love of Nature things to paint. She love nature in all of its seasons, stormy skies, wild rapids, tranquil lake waters, majestic mountains and quiet and peaceful landscapes. On weekends she can easily be found enjoy hiking, skiing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter; and hiking and camping in the summer time. Being outside and connected to nature makes her truly happy, where she often turn towards nature for inspiration.
Luciana created Angatu Designs Studio based on a global mind inspired by nature. In the South American native language of tupi-guarani, Angatu means the welfare of the people, happiness and good soul. In Calgary, her studio is surrounded by woodlands less than an hour from the mountains. Nature reveals itself with intricate patterns and details. A brief sighting of wildlife can be a life long enrichment. The natural world allows itself to be discovered again and again.
Her art began at ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design) where she took many art related courses. Currently she is enrolled in the Certificate of Visual Design as well as the Certificate of Graphic Design at the University of Calgary. She actively spend time at Grasby Art Studio and Green Palette Art Studio. There she connects with other talented local painters, to receive feedback, inspiration, encouragement and support.
Her choice of medium is watercolor, but she often pants in Liquid Acrylics (Inks). She strives to make people feel the beauty of nature, the rush of water and perhaps heart it too. To experience the majesty of the mountains in all its splendor and grandiosity in all four seasons. Thank you for visiting!
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks and having fun.”