During a career, artists receive many questions about who they are and how they create art the way that they do. Here are some common FAQ’s as well as questions and answers from the Evo artists. 

Do you have a favorite piece?

Claudio Souza Pinto

A: “Every piece for me is important. There isn’t only one that is important. There are some I like more because they are more profound, more direct with the information they are transmitting. But as a whole, I think all of my pieces have satisfied me.”

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?

Carina Francioso

A: “Anywhere where the hot sun glistens over the sea/ocean – take me there!”

When did you start painting?

Carina Francioso

Q: When did you start painting waterbodies?

A: “I started about 4 years ago now maybe. I grew up spending my summers on Georgian Bay in Ontario boating with family and then later lived in Salento, Italy right near the sea. I’ve been surrounded by water my whole life. I never knew it would find it’s way into my work until one summer when I photographed the Ionian sea off the coast of Gallipoli, Italy. I just felt captivated by the sun glistening off of the water… I knew water would influence my work from then on and it hasn’t quit yet. It’s awesome because I think maybe people can relate to water in their own way.”


Claudio Souza Pinto

A: Claudio Souza Pinto began his artistic life early. At 4 years old, he already began to model small clay animals with great ease and that was when his uncle Bernardo Cid, main artistic inspiration, noticed a different gift in the family. Also an artist, Bernardo started to encourage Claudio to discover his art within and ended up being one of the key drivers of his talent. Self-taught at age 11, started to sell his own paintings.


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