Terezinha Irani OLIVEIRA FERNANDES
Birthplace: Gioâna – Go
Painting Method: Mouth painter
Terezinha Irani de Oliveira Fernandes was born on 1st March 1983 in Gioâna – Go (Goiás). She was born with a deformity of the limbs, arthrogryposis. At the age of about ten, she watched her mother – an artist – painting and this awakened her curiosity and interest concerning bright colours, drawings and paintings. However, she did not start painting seriously until she was 12. Years later, she attended the "Escola Oswaldo Verano" school of painting in Anápolis and subsequently continued her training with a private teacher for three months. She enjoys learning and loves challenges. Terezinha Irani de Oliveira Fernandes, whose nickname is "Tetê", has already taken part in many exhibitions and always enjoys great fame, both on the national and on the international level.