We are happy to present our September Poet, Beto Palaio, a writer and artist from Rio de Janeiro. His life is an explosion of color, beauty, creativity and enthusiasm, always good to share. -GC
Beto Palaio is an art diretor who dropped out of the advertising world (in São Paulo) and wandered into the art world. He exhibited his work in Japan (Atami, Kyoto and Tokyo) after winning a prize from the Mokiti Okada Foundation. Since 2002, Beto set painting aside and began to write. He seldom writes poetry, but likes to tell stories in tales and novels. The watercolors presented here were painted in 2002. They belong to a series of 150 watercolors where the hot dripping of plastics and wax (dont do this at home) are mixed with watercolor. To write into these watercolors the artist had to create his own pens, cast from aluminium foil.