Paulo Carvalho was born in Brazil and lived in Europe and Asia for many years.
He now lives in the USA and is a dual citizen of Brazil and the United States.
He started art classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden as well as the New York Botanical Garden where he attended botanical drawing and botanical watercolor classes.
After experimenting with watercolor for a while he decided to porsue his dream of learning how to paint with oil.
He then attended several still life classes with the renowned teacher Diane Rath. After the passing of Mrs. Rath, he continued studying still life painting with Michael Van Zeyl as well as portrait drawing with Jim Hajiceck at the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago. He also studied still life painting with David Jamieson at the Vitruvian Art Studio.
He found his great passion when he attended several plein air workshops with the great American painter Erik Koeppel in New Hampshire and New York.
Recently, Paulo also attended workshops with the renowned painters Joe Paquet in Minnesota as well as Don Demers on Cape Cod.
- Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg
-Chicago Botanic Garden
-"Sights of Evanston" - Noyes Cultural Art Center. Evanston
-"Culture Bridge Exhibition" - Scharpenberg Gallery - Dank House - Chicago
- Zhou Brothers Art Center - Chicago