We visited Portugal in 2008, 2009 and 2011, travelling around the country for many weeks in our Boomobile. The first time was a kind of long ‘getting acquainted’ trip, starting by the Southern Spanish border, all along the coast through the Algarve to the extreme Western Pointe de Sagres. Then all the way up along the coast through towns like Sintra, Lisbon, Peniche, and many others, with shorts trips into the interior between. Then along the Northern Spain/Portugal border and all the way down again on the Eastern side along the Spanish border, visiting many of the fabulous medieval towns and villages. The second time, in 2009 we had only 3 weeks to do it and focussed on the South-Eastern part, visiting towns such as Alcoutim, Mertola and Serpa. And early in 2012 we went for one week to the Algarve to attend some International U-17 football games, but then I had hardly time and nerves to paint!
The paintings presented in this gallery, and many more from Portugal, are available directly online as Giclee print in many different dimensions, on paper or canvas, and also as greeting cards, in my FAA Gallery. Please press the button below to access it.
The Giclee prints from the above mentioned Online shop are manufactured in the USA and sent directly to the client from there. For personal or financial reasons it might not be appropriate for everybody to order their prints in the USA. Also, you might prefer to purchase my Giclee prints hand-signed. If so, you can alternatively order directly from me. Simply contact me indicating which painting you are interested in and in which size. Go to Goodaboom Boutique to see a guideline of pricing for different dimensions.
Portugal seduces me everytime, especially as an artist. The country is full of delightful motives, I couldn’t bear to stop painting the houses and the boats- which are themselves works of art with their rainbow colours and playful shapes! And above all, everything there seems to dance around, the boats on the beaches and on the sea, and the houses in the air. For me, who does not like straight vertical and horizontal lines, I was in heaven!