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Regina  Fernandes

Regina Fernandes is Brazilian and has been living and working in Edinburgh since 1989. She is largely self-taught and has worked professionally in Brazil as an illustrator and in painted textiles, and in Scotland as an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her career has been developing under the combined influences of her professional experiences as a designer/illustrator and her thoughtful progress as an independent artist. Her work as a designer and illustrator is informed by graphical wit, and most aspects of her work tend toward a playful minimalism. Her work as an artist is figurative and questions of light and shadow are ever-present. When she paints interiors and still life, what she paints are inscapes and still lights.

Solo Exhibitions:
1998 Retrospective. Carlyles Café - Edinburgh.
1986 Faces. Show sponsored by the newspaper “Agora” - Alem Paraiba, MG - Brazil.

Selected Group:
April 1993, July 1994 and 1995, November 1997, November 1998:
Three artists on show, Hanover Fine Arts – Edinburgh

Mixed Exhibitions:
Yearly, since 2005: Marchmont Gallery
Yearly, since 2002: Scotlandart - Edinburgh
Yearly, since 1997: St Columba’s Art Exhibition
Yearly, since 1995: The Rotary Club Art Exhibition (F.A.C.E)

Gallery artist since 1991:
Hanover Fine Arts Edinburgh - Shows: “Mountains and remote places”; Spring Show; Small paintings for Christmas” ; “Cats and other animals”; “Still Life” and “Scottish Landscapes”

Gallery artist since 2002:
Scotlandart – Edinburgh

Gallery artist since 2005:
Marchmont Gallery

2007 Marchmont Gallery
2007 Spring Show - Hanover Fine Arts
2006 Marchmont Gallery
2006 Spring and Festival Shows – Hanover Fine Arts - Edinburgh
2005 Festival Show – Hanover Fine Arts - Edinburgh
2005 Hanover Summer Show - Edinburgh
2004 South Queenferry Summer Festival - Edinburgh
2004 Kiroh Gallery - Edinburgh
2003 Morningside Gallery - Edinburgh
2002 Summer Show. Scotlandart - Glasgow
2001 Spatial Odyssey. The Leith Gallery - Edinburgh.
2000 Valentine’s. The Leith Gallery - Edinburgh.
1999 Christmas Show. Gallery 41 - Edinburgh.
1999 Scottish Landscapes. The Leith Gallery - Edinburgh.
1999 Foreign Landscapes. The Leith Gallery - Edinburgh.
1999 Christmas Show . The Leith Gallery - Edinburgh.
1995 The Laing Art Competition, Talbot Rice Gallery - Edinburgh.
1995 The Mall Galleries - London.
1991 “Britain’s Painters’91”, Westminster Galleries - London.
1989 Show sponsored by the Alem Paraiba Cultural Foundation - Brazil.
1988 Performance Gallery in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.
1987 Show sponsored by the Alem Paraiba Cultural Foundation - Brazil.

Commissions:
2004 Maple tree, M. McMaster
2003 Dog's portrait, J Clyde
2001 Watercolour landscape, Welsh Hills, Mr P. F Wilk
2000 Oil Portrait, Nicholas Levak
2000 Oil Portrait, Christoffer Levak
1999 Acrylic landscape, Loch Tay, Mr & Mrs B. Levak
1999 Landscape painting for December month, St Columba’s Calendar 2000
1999 Acrylic seascape, Venetian Gondolas, Ms L. Phillip
1998 Paper Sculpture, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
1997 Design for a textile banner, Edinburgh Mela Festival.
1995 Portraits of Mr and Mrs N. Ludlow.
1987 Book Cover, Safo Tudo Que Restou, Brazil
1985 Book Cover, Cantos, Giacomo Leopardi, Brazil
1984 Book Cover, The Hunting of the Snark, Brazil
1984 Book Cover, The Aspern Papers, Brazil

Awards:
1997 Sime Malloch Award, Best in Show.

Private Collection:
Work in private collections in UK, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Canada, USA, Mexico and Japan.

Publications featuring design work:
1999 Graphic Design Speak, Anistatia R. Miller & Jarred M. Brown - Rockport Publishers
2000 Direct Response Graphics, Cheryl Dangel Cullen - Rockport Publishers
2005 Bags, Labels and Tags, Cheryl Dangel Cullen - Rockport Publishers