Pedro Abreu for "Islands.2021.REVIVAL"

“Art is a living being, when you do something that you like you are doing art.

When I paint I give my soul and my feelings to the canvas, that’s what art is for me, to put your soul in what you are creating.”

Pedro Abreu is an artist from Madeira, he lives in Ponta do Sol, a small town in the south of the island.

Pedro Abreu with his works at Art Center Caravel

He started painting in 1998 when he went to Lisbon to study at university, he wanted to study art but couldn’t do that for his family economic condition, so it was only his hobby.

In Lisbon he started visiting museums and art galleries and he got to know some artists seeing the way they worked.

Thanks to that he started considering art no more as just a hobby but as something he could do for a living.

Now he is a designer, and he does paintings too.