My name is Lena Rivo. I am a professional painter with over a decade of experience. Anything observed in this amazing world can become my subject. I always try to convey the illusion of light and atmosphere in my paintings and get the most from the colors on my pallet. I paint with gouache, oils and acrylics. I use the same painting approach with any of these mediums. Having used gouache for several years now, it has gradually become my favorite painting medium. Its vibrant, deep and solid colors give me full freedom in expressing my excitement for the beauty of nature. I’ve been painting for 14 years, most of which I’ve spent experimenting with different media and styles trying to find the perfect visual language and painting medium to beautifully portray reality with paints. I live in amazing Portugal and am endlessly inspired by its sunny landscape, cozy villages and the blue waters of the ocean.