My name is Luciana Kuamoto. I was born and raised in Resende, Brazil. For as long as I can remember, the mountains have felt like home....
Resende city is close to the Itatiaia National Park, nestled in the midst of the lush Atlantic Forest. I 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, I have discovered the beauty and the wonder of the Rocky Mountains and soon added them to my love of Nature things to paint. I love nature in all of its seasons, stormy skies, wild rapids, tranquil lake waters, majestic mountains and quiet and peaceful landscapes. On weekends I 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 me truly happy, where I often turn towards for inspiration, meditation and motivation.
I 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, my studio is less than an hour from the Rocky mountains. From my balcony I contemplate Nature as it reveals itself with intricate patterns and details. Sometimes a brief sighting of wildlife can be a life long enrichment. Because the natural world allows itself to be discovered again and again.
My art began in my early childhood years, where I could watch my mother paint and draw, and I would grab a pencil and seat beside her. My parents always encouraged their children to roam freely, explore and create. My mother always kept pens, crayons, pencils and paper in plentiful supply. In addition to the creativity at home, I was always sketching and drawings for friends at school. In Canada, at ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design) where I took many art related courses, I started to challenge myself with different mediums. Currently I am enrolled in the Certificate of Visual Design as well as the Certificate of Graphic Design at the University of Calgary. I am actively spending time at Grasby Art Studio and Green Palette Art Studio. There I connects with other talented local painters, to receive feedback, inspiration, encouragement and support. My preferred choice of medium is Liquid Acrylics (Inks). But I also love watercolor. I strives to make people feel the beauty of nature, the rough ridges of the mountains, the refreshing rush of water and perhaps heart it too. To experience the majesty of nature, and the mountains in all its splendor and grandiosity in all four seasons is amazing. Thank you so much for your support and for visiting!
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks and having fun.”