SALVADOR, BAHIA, BRAZIL
Tony Paraná is a self-taught artist, from the state of Bahia, Brazil. Located in the northeastern region of the country, Bahia is a state known for its rich colors, flavorful foods, beautiful landscapes, eclectic music and unique Afro-Brazilian traditions. Many of these components are portrayed in Paraná’s work as he captures subject matter ranging from community life to local architecture, all having warmth and vibrant movement.
Paraná works primarily in oil painting, mixed media, sculptures and mosaics. His work has been exhibited in São Paulo-Brazil, Los Angeles-CA, Albuquerque-NM, New York City-NY, Paris-France and in his current home, Houston-TX. His private collection has traveled across the country and internationally to places mentioned above as well as to Helsinki-Finland and Miami-FL.
““Happiness doesn’t come from the outside. It comes from what you give and from
what you do. When people look at my art, I want them to know me and also feel connected to the subject or message. I hope that each time people look at my art, they get infused with a different emotion.””