by Mindy Kyle
LOCAL ARTIST HAS WATERCOLORS OF GENEVA HISTORICAL LANDMARKS ON DISPLAY
Born and raised in Brazil, Geneva artist Fatima Figueiredo studied industrial design at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Her first two years of study included mandatory art classes, like drawing, painting and sculpting. “I graduated and worked in industrial design for over twenty years,” says Fatima, “but those two years of creating art never were forgotten as the best time I had.”
A corporate relocation brought Fatima and her family to the United States and consequently they settled in Geneva. The move provided an opportunity for her to pursue her dream to be a painter. Fatima began painting watercolors as a means of expanding her techniques while studying with several Chicago-area artists. Many of her watercolors of Geneva historic landmarks are in public and private collections. Her mural, “Once Upon a Time”, can be viewed at the Geneva History Center, and she currently has paintings displayed at the Watercolor 2021 Show at the Norris Cultural Center Gallery in St. Charles.
To view more of Fatima’s paintings, visit her website at www.figtreestudio.com, on Instagram @Fatimafig57 and on Facebook under Fatima Caratori Figueiredo.