Fernanda, or “Nanda”, has been an artist most of her life. She grew up on the beaches of Brazil where she first developed her talent. You can find her signature on tropical themes, mother themes, abstracts, and cityscapes. Nanda’s work is present in many art exhibits, and she has at least one solo art show each year. She has had pieces in galleries in Brooklyn, New York, and in greater Tulsa. Her latest art exhibit was at the Tulsa PAC in December 2017, and her latest work, The Postcard Series, shows her unique and interesting style of presenting cityscapes on canvas with geometrical backgrounds and texture. Soon Nanda will have lived in Tulsa longer than her native city in Brazil. Knowing her art is very intuitive and emotional, her paintings of Tulsa reflect the comfort and love she has for the city she now calls her own.
Nanda has also been a language teacher for different age groups for 30 years. She worked as a teacher assistant at a local preschool and has worked for TCC for over 18 years as their Portuguese part-time instructor. Nanda currently works for Pinot’s Palette as an art instructor. She is an active member of her community, participating and volunteering for many local events and nonprofit organizations. Some of her volunteer work includes Tulsa Girls Art School, Food on the Move, and Mita’s Foundation. She is also a curator and volunteer for the TCC Metro Student Life Art Gallery and the annual Festival of the Americas at Guthrie Green.