I was introduced to a beautiful material while living and working in NaCasa. Diego de los Campos, an Uruguayan artist who works full time at the house showed me how to slowly mix Nogalina into a fine liquid paste. Nogalina is the dried shell of walnuts and is ground into dust. The dust is water soluble and moves in a deliciously smooth way. Mixed with acrylic paint the colour takes on a new life, rolling around the paper like ink, before soaking into the pages.
There is something quite extraordinary yet simple about using colour found in nature.
These are the paintings which came from the experiments with Nogalina while trying to capture the essence of the Florianopolis landscape.
These pieces are all for sale. Please get in touch if you would like to purchase a bit of the Brazilian Coast!
Photos: Fellipe Lopes