"I paint what I want, when I want, with all kind of materials....in fact I paint anything that is far removed from reality, just because reality is not always what I want to see."
My name is Helena Nascimento, I was born in Lisbon, Portugal. I have lived in Holland since I was 26 years old. When I was 13, I taught myself oil-paint techniques and I was 17 years old when I sold my first work. Painting and photography (and the mix of both) are my passion. Writing is my second love.
I continued my creative activities and I was/am asked for several exhibitions, most of them in European countries. Graphic art has always interested me, I studied art in 'VAK', Kunstacademie.
There is where I started building the base for the work I do now: the mixed media.
Fantasy and dream worlds are my main point of inspiration. I am often asked to participate in charity projects, and my work can be seen in several books.
My photography work can go towards the fantasy side (with graphic effects) or the professional portrait or detail photo (without effects).